Nigeria former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has appealed to aggrieved members of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last Saturday’s national congress in Abuja to remain loyal to the party as there is reward for loyalty.
Atiku said that the emergence of the Chief John Odigie-Oyegun-led national executive committee of the party is a product of transparency, democracy and compromise.
In a statement of solidarity to the new APC exco which is scheduled to be inaugurated today, the former Vice President advised the newly elected party officials to sustain the tempo and public enthusiasm, which greeted the birth of the opposition party in the country.
He was happy with the peaceful conduct of the elections at the party’s inaugural national convention, adding that as a party member, he is proud that the elections were conducted without incidents or rancor.
According to him, the level of maturity demonstrated by APC followers was evidence of their commitment to decent democratic conduct.
The former Vice President said, despite prediction of chaos and crisis before the convention, the event went off peacefully without any incidents.
However, Atiku who is also the Turakin Adamawa advised APC leaders and members not to rest on their oars because the challenges ahead are still tough.
According to him, complacency is a dangerous attitude, especially for an opposition party struggling to capture power and bring change.
While expressing his apologies for his inability to be present for the inauguration of the exco due to previous commitments overseas, the former Vice President, conveyed his support, loyalty and cooperation to the NEC of the party at all times