- Mr Ntim congratulated the former Kano governor on his emergence as APC national chair and Nigeria on its 63rd independence anniversary
Abdullahi Ganduje, the national chair of the All Progressives Congress (APC), emphasized the importance of effective governance across Africa to mitigate the occurrence of military coups in West Africa.
This statement was made during his reception of a delegation from Ghana’s ruling party, the New Patriotic Party (NPP), led by its national chair, Stephen Ntim.
Ganduje stressed that a strong foundation of good governance empowers the public to resist any military interventions that could jeopardize democratic governance.
He regarded the NPP leader’s visit as a step towards enhancing the relationship between the ruling political parties of Ghana and Nigeria, underlining their shared values and political histories.
Furthermore, Ganduje highlighted the enduring relationship between the two countries, pointing out their common colonial past and the shared official language, English.
“This kind of visit is important and good to help us exchange ideas on how to deliver good governance to the people, and it can even reduce the tide of military incursions that we are witnessing recently. While we are discouraging military coups, we must improve our governance systems. When this is done, the masses will be the first to even resist any such military interventions”, the APC chairman said.
Mr Ntim congratulated the former Kano governor on his emergence as APC national chair and Nigeria on its 63rd independence anniversary.
“We are happy and proud to be sharing this day with you. It signals greater days ahead, and we hope you will want to reciprocate this visit,” he said.
The NPP chief told Mr Ganduje that it would be significant for the APC and NPP to share ideas on enthroning good governance so that the parties would remain in power for many more years, pointing out that NPP has a lot to learn from Mr Ganduje and APC.
“As a party, we have a lot to learn from Ganduje as an individual and from the APC as a political party,” stated Mr Ntim.
He said his visit was to begin a journey between APC and NPP on how to enthrone good governance in the interest of its citizens. Mr Ntim noted that Nigeria and Ghana had a long-standing relationship that could not be taken for granted, adding that since 2017, Ghanaian presidents have visited Nigeria 45 times.