The National Interim Executive Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced the approval of the establishment of State Harmonisation Committees (SHC), in a bid to avoid creating a vacuum and also to regulate the activities of the party at the state level and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
In a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday by Interim National Publicity Secretary of the party, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party stated that the decision to set up the committees followed the adoption of the report of the Masari Committee by the National Interim Executive which met last week in Abuja.
The party revealed that the SHC would comprise the president/vice president, past and serving who are members of the legacy parties; governors/deputy governors past and serving who are members of the legacy parties, serving and former senators who are members of the legacy parties, serving members of the House of Representatives who are members of the party, and speakers or minority leaders of the States House of Assembly who are members of the party.
APC listed others as “former ministers who are members of the legacy parties, all immediate past National Executive Committee members of the legacy parties, immediate past gubernatorial candidates of legacy parties, and their deputies where APC does not have a sitting governor who is still a member of the legacy parties, nine persons comprising three elders, three youths and three women with one each being from each of the senatorial districts of the state, state chairmen and the secretaries of the legacy parties, members of the National Interim Executive Committee and Federal commissioners who are members of the legacy parties. The party said these persons shall be recommended to the National
Interim Executive Committee for their approval and inauguration the by National Vice Chairmen in conjunction with members of the National Interim Executive Council from their zone.”
It listed the functions of the SHC as including to harmonise and fuse the structures of legacy parties into one united, strong and vibrant APC in an atmosphere of peace and harmony, organise and hold meetings of the party at all levels in the state (that is polling units, wards, local government areas, area council and state), and to embark on massive mobilisation, coordination and consolidation of members into the party in accordance with stipulated guidelines issued by National Interim
APC said the SHC shall also take inventory of existing assets of legacy parties across the state, harmonise same for the effective establishment of the party structure in all polling units, wards, local government and state in accordance with the directive and guidelines from the National Interim Executive Committee, and ensure effective implementation of the registration process, such that all persons desiring registration into the party are afforded the right to be so
registered in accordance with the directives from the National Interim
“This committee shall be answerable and report to the Interim National EXCO of its decisions and steps taken in the performance of the assignment through the National Vice Chairman of the zone,” the party added.
Source: Huhu Online
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