Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, a former governor of Borno State, says the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has to work together and build bridges if it is to remain in power for 50 years.
Sheriff, a three-time senator and candidate for the APC national leadership, told newsmen on Sunday in Abuja that critical stakeholders of the ruling party must work together to ensure the party survives President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure.
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According to Sherif, as a party, we are only six years in government today, and our aspiration is to be in government for 50 years from now.
He (Buhari) brought that to the table, and what challenges are we going to face after His Excellency leaves office? APC members are the ones who will prove to the world that we are capable of winning their trust even after he leaves office.
“To do that, you need everybody. There is a need for people who understand the history of the party, where we come from, the history of this country, people who have experience in different areas of life, and we need to work together, we need to build bridges across the country.
Doing that doesn’t come on a platter of gold; we have to work hard for it. Therefore, I think it is vital that I reach out to all leaders of our party; the youths, the women, different organizations to let them know that we must come together to get our party to last for the next 30, 40, 50 years by the grace of God.”