As leaders of the All Progressive Congress (APC) paid a visit to Kano state governor, Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso and other governors of the Abubakar Kawu Baraje-led New Peoples Democratic Party, nPDP, deputy minority leader of the House of Representatives, Rep Suleiman Abdurahman Kawu Sumaila, has affirmed that all Nigerians are welcome into the party so long as they will uphold the tenets of democracy, rule of law and justice.
Rep Kawu, who has since declared his intention to vie for the APC governorship ticket in Kano come 2015, made this known in a statement issued to newsmen in Abuja.
He also hailed the efforts of the party’s leaders towards expanding the outreach of the party in the country.
“As democrats we welcome all progressive minded persons into the APC but as a matter of necessity they must honour and respect democratic tenets and norms which are the cardinal principles that characterized the APC ideology.
“While I commend our national leaders for the ongoing drive to expand the tentacles of the party, I also urge them to ensure that they reach out to all stakeholders in the party especially those that played key role in the formation of the APC so that everyone is carried along. This is the sure and only way of ensuring harmony in the party in our collective struggle towards deepening of democracy in Nigeria,” he explained.
The deputy chief whip recalled his consistent call against misrule, injustice and other anti democratic tendencies “of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)”, noting that as a member of the APC merger committee, he is not unaware of such tremendous sacrifice by leaders in the country.
The lawmaker, however, warned that “If others now have seen the light of what we are doing, they are welcome and we are happy about it but I must draw the attention of the APC leaders to know that what has brought PDP to its knees now is injustice, imposition and impunity which we all must resist and not allow such to happen in our party”.