Resolutions of South-West APC leaders capable of dousing tension in Nigeria: Mustapha

Mustapha, Ilorin-born politician who's vying for the seat of APC National Chairman, commended the leaders and stakeholders of the APC in the South-West over their 9-point resolutions released after their meeting in Lagos, Nigeria.

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A former Deputy National Chairman of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Mallam Saliu Mustapha, has said that the resolutions reached by the South-West APC leaders were capable of dousing tension in the country and stabilizing the polity.

Mustapha, Ilorin-born politician who’s vying for the seat of APC National Chairman, commended the leaders and stakeholders of the APC in the South-West over their 9-point resolutions released after their meeting in Lagos, Nigeria.

In a statement personally signed by him, the Kwara APC chieftain said: “I commend the leaders of the All Progressives Congress and other stakeholders from the South-West, led by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for their well thought out resolution on the nation’s polity after their memorable meeting today in Lagos.

“Their positions as contained in the communique are capable of stabilizing the polity at this critical time in the life of the country.

“Their bold call for religious and ethnic unity in the country is not only patriotic, but also timely.

“It is needless to say that the South-West remains a very important bloc in the Nigerian project, given its abundant human and natural resources.

“I find it heartwarming, therefore, that our party leaders from the region have resisted and spoken against separatist agitations and hate speeches that are nitpicking, destabilising and sometimes downright treacherous.

“At a time when vested interests are beating the drum of division almost at every corner you turn, they chose to play the music of peace and dance of unity.

“Leaders of thought from across the country have a moral responsibility not to heat up the polity. One of the strategic ways to achieve this is to be measured and deliberate in our crisis communication.

“The position of the South-West leaders is not only prompt, consistent and credible but also offers a rapid recognition of the danger at hand. It will, no doubt, inspire a sense of purpose among the citizens in the region.

“This is the kind of rhetoric that is expected of the political leaders in the country.”

Mustapha meanwhile urged leaders from other regions to take a cue from the APC stakeholders in the South-West in order to douse the tension in their respective regions.

“We all have a responsibility to de-escalate the situation, because at the end of the day, if Nigeria works, it works for all.

“The leaders of the APC in the South-West have led the way, and I’m sure posterity has recorded it. It will never be forgotten,” the statement noted.

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