The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, has said that the door of the party is open for Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano State to join the party.
Ganduje gave the offer on Thursday while addressing stakeholders of the party shortly after their meeting in Kano.
“I am calling on Governor Yusuf along with his members from the NNPP to defect to the ruling APC at the national level to ensure massive political growth of the state,” he said.
According to him, the party is also working hard to ensure more members of the National Assembly from Kano State and others from other political parties join hands with the progressives as the doors of the party remain open for all.
Ganduje added, “We will provide an enabling environment for all defectors for the overall political growth of our party, state and the country at large.
“I want to assure the good people of Kano State that the Federal Government will continue to initiate policies and programmes that will enhance the well-being of the people.
“I also want to assure you that there is a move for other Governors from various political parties to join our party.
“Very soon some Governors and members of the National Assembly from other political parties will also join the APC.”
According to Ganduje, the Kano state chapter of the party had accepted the verdict of the Supreme Court judgment in good faith and saluted President Tinubu for his love for the party.
He said the party would create an avenue that would unite its members and give room for more people willing to join the party.
He also noted that stakeholders of the party in the state had expressed appreciation to President Bola Tinubu for his support and love for Kano.
According to him, the stakeholders meeting had resolved that as a progressive and the largest political party in Africa, and in line with the initiative, the door of APC in Kano, remains open for hundreds of new members willing to join.
”The door of the APC is open to wooing new members to the party across the country and in diaspora at group or individual level, because of the good governance and sound promises of the party.
“So, to enhance unity, progress and development of Kano state, the stakeholders’ meeting expressed commitment to continue to pursue the path of dialogue with individuals, associations or political parties ready to join the APC,” he said.
He said that the meeting had resolved to convene an elaborate stakeholders’ meeting in Kano to strategise on how to unite the party for enhanced development further.
The APC National chairman appreciated members of the party for their maturity, support and patience during the period of the legal battle and called on them to remain calm and await the outcome of the expanded stakeholders meeting.
Among those who attended the meeting were National Assembly members and top members of the party from the state.