Members of the South-East caucus of the All Progressives Congress in the National Assembly and the Interim National Chairman of the party, Mai Mala Buni, met on Monday.
The details of their meeting which was held in the residence of the Yobe Governor in Abuja has emerged.
The caucus which was led by the Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu, paid a solidarity visit to Buni on Monday.
The team consists of Deputy Chief Whip of the House of Representatives, Nkeiru Onyejeohca, Spokesman of the House, Benjamin Kalu, Senator Chinedu Ogah and Senator Princess Miriam Onuoha.
Senator Kalu while speaking on behalf of the caucus noted that the caucus came to show their support and pass a vote of confidence on the leadership of the Buni-led committee.
The former Governor also lauded the leadership qualities of the committee and called on him to promote transparency in the party’s activities.
He said: “We need more openness in the party inorder to promote transparency within the party because once the party has transparency in operating in all their activities, things would be easier.”
“It is easier to win an election with popular candidates. It is difficult to win elections when people are imposed. We should avoid the imposition of candidates. You are a very experienced party administrator and governor of the state and you are also very experienced in handling party matters. The caucus of the South East APC want to congratulate you, to enjoin other party members and to reassure you that we are going to work with you.”
The former governor of Abia State reassured South East APC’s commitment to improving its performance in subsequent elections in the zone.
“I want to specially congratulate and to tell you that we are solidly behind you and we shall support you in your quest to do everything transparently. It is important to have transparency in our party congresses. This will make the party have a big footing in the area. We assure you that we, from the SouthEast, shall do better in the next election than we did in past election. We believe that with your honest leadership, the party will go to further heights. How I wish you are not the governor of a state. We shall not be looking for another national chairman because we have trust in you and I know you very well and even your capabilities.”
Governor Buni while speaking appreciated Senator Kalu for the visit and restated the committee’s willingness to work with the South East caucus.
He extolled Kalu’s efforts and contributions to the party’s growth and urged him to continue his good work for the party.
Buni also called on women to take up the responsibility of contesting in elections rather than waiting to be given such position.
Other lawmakers who spoke were Chinedu Ogah of Ezza South and Princess Miriam Onuoha of Okigwe senatorial zone.