The Chairman/CEO, Blueprint Newspapers Limited, Alhaji Mohammed Idris-Malagi, has commended the peaceful conduct of the ongoing All Progressives Congress (APC) registration/revalidation exercise in Niger state and the country in general.
Idris spoke to newemen shortly after revalidating his membership of the APC at Malagi, Gbako local government area of Niger state, at the weekend.
The APC chieftain said it was quite delighting the way the members of the party and those who want to join it were massively trooping to participate in the exerise.
“It is really very historic and encouraging the way the exercise is going on smoothly. The people are very eager to partake in the exercise and there is the need to increase the number of registrants”, he said.
Idris urged APC members to remain resolute in the quest to transform the nation. He further urged the party to ensure the provision of more materials to accommodate the teeming prospective members willing to join the APC.
Malagi also appealed to youths and women to use the ongoing registration exercise to make a statement about their passion for the growth of the society.
He advised the people to be wary of COVID-19 and continue observing all preventive protocols.
The publisher also assured that the APC- led federal government will continue to provide the direly needed dividends of democracy to Nigerians.
“I am delighted with the conduct of the registration exercise. It is an indication of the determination of both existing and prospective members’ desire to grow the party and deepen democracy in Niger state.
“I call on all members and those who want to join to go to their various polling units in the state to register,” he advised.
The publisher, who is also Chairman, Bifocal Group and WEFM, Abuja, said he was following the footsteps of President Muhammadu Buhari, Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello, and other party leaders in and outside the state, who have registered at their polling units in Daura, Kontagora and other places across the the country. He urged peaceful conduct of the exercise.
H called on all Nigerlites to be active participants and not passive onlookers in the affairs of Niger state and Nigeria.
“It is important that as Nigeria continues to deepen her democracy, we must all join hands to grow democracy and build our communities, state and country by being active participants instead of passiveonlookers.”
He commended the stakeholders for peaceful conduct of the exercise, adding that progress cannot be achieved in an atmosphere of rancour and violence.
“I commend President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Sani Bello for
providing level playing grounds for all existing and prospective members to exercise their right to register freely without any hindrance”, Idris added.
He thanked all those who accompanied him to Malagi to witness his registration exercise. Accompanied by APC stalwarts, associates, friends and supporters, the publisher later moved to his Malagi residence from where he later observed his Juma’at prayers at Malagi Central Mosque.
Some of the APC stakeholders who accompanied Idris-Malagi to his country home for the exercise include: Senator Ibrahim Musa, Hon. Marafa Ahmed Guni, member representing Chanchaga local government area at the Niger State House of Assembly.
Other are, Hon. Ibrahim Lalalo, Chairman, Chanchaga Local Government and Niger State ALGON Chairman, Hon Mudi Mohammed Suleja, Hon Yusuf Shuaibu Mami, former member, at the State Assembly, Alhaji Lawal Abbas (former Commissioner, Solid Mineral), Niger State,
Others on the entourage are, Alhaji Lawal Madangyan (representing Rt. Hon. Abdullahi Idris Garba (Jagaban Kontagora), Mohammed Tanko Alhaji, Alhaji Shehu Jibo and Hajiya Huraira Mohammed (Zone ‘C’ Malagi Women Support Group).
Also on the entourage were, Hon John Tama, former Chairman Gbako Local Government, Hon Mohammed Mamagi, Hon Abraham Umar, Bar Mohammed Malagi , Alhaji Abubakar Ndajiya, Mallam Mohammed Kashi, Hon Ndagba Kowogi, Alhaji Abdulmalik Muye , Bar Bala Marka, Alh Aliyu Takuma, Alh Alhassan Kpakiko, Hon Isa Wake member, Alh Ndakoworogi Edotsu, Mr Theo Mamman, Hajiya Aisha Lemu, Hajiya Aisha Lolo, Hon Ramatu Doko, among others.