By Maryam Aminu, Abuja
The Ag. National Chairperson a.k.a MAMA APM, MAMA PARTY, Mrs. Rose D. S. Gyar called on all members of the Allied Peoples’ Movement (APM) to accept the recent change in leadership and come together to build the party institutionally. She added that it is only when they work together as a family in unity that they can organize inclusive congresses and national convention to usher in democratically elected officers of the party to enable the party forge ahead.
She stated this on Saturday while meeting with interested members of the public who indicated willingness to become members of the party.
While answering the question about the information from her predecessor and suspended National Chairman Yusuf Mamman Dantalle which is in the media space that she and other members of the NWC that carried out the suspension act were not members of his party, she simply said, they are the authentic owners of the party whose names are in the first Party registration documents of INEC and in the 2019 Revalidation documents.
She added that they did not became members of the APM but they formed the party APM and in custody of the original registration certificate of the party which is why they would do everything necessary to reposition the party back to their aspirations in order to achieve the aims and objectives of the party, while also institutionalising the party as a democratic platform of engagement with systems, procedures and processes of corporate governance.
She, therefore, enjoined members, intending members and stakeholders, particularly INEC and IPAC to work with the new leadership of APM with a view to strengthening party administration and management, supporting internal party democracy, and adherence to provisions of party constitution to enhance citizens’ political participation.
When required to clear the air about the suspension of the BOT members and dismissal of the BOT chairman Alhaji Mohammed Musa Bagana, she said the action was a nullity because due process was not followed members of the NWC are yet to authenticate the membership of the state chairmen who carried out the action. She added further that membership and conduct of the meeting held did not reflect the features of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the party ie the agenda did not emanate from the National Working Committee (NWC), someone else was mandated by the suspended National Chairman to take the minutes of meeting while the suspended National Secretary of the party and his deputy were both present at the meeting, and procedure of APM meeting was not followed.
The suspension of members of the party cannot stand because it was mischievously conceived with personal sentiments attached and exhibited. The BOT is the conscience of our great party. Members of the Board of Trustees are men and women of honour and integrity and cannot therefore fold their arms and watch the party being dragged to murky waters. It is because they performed their role as the conscience of the party and custodians of party instruments that resulted into this embarrassment.
The Ag. National Chairperson assured members that APM will come out better organized as an institution that would field candidates to contest for National and state offices and win during the forth coming general elections.