The former Governor of Bornu State, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff has stated that the All Progressive Congress aspires to remain in power for the next 50 years.
Speaking to newsmen on Sunday in Abuja called on stakeholders of the party to unite and sustain the party upon the tenure expiration of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
Sheriff, who is contending for the Chairmanship of the party revealed that what the APC needed now was a rugged captain who can work in the interest of the party.
“Today, as a party we are only six years in government, our aspiration is for the APC to be in government in the next 30 to 40, 50 years. Doing that doesn’t come on a platter of gold, we need to put in hard work.
“Therefore, I believe it is important for me to reach out to all leaders of our party; the youths, the women, different organizations to tell them that we must come together to get our party to run for the next 30, 40, 50 years by the grace of God
“And doing that you need a rugged captain, you don’t need a captain that will capsize. A ship has to be navigated by a knowledgeable person who knows the waters and I believe I can do that for our party if given the opportunity by party men and women who are the decision-makers.
“There are so many people in the field but you can look at everybody and see where you can put your deposit. We don’t want a bank that will collapse after a short period. So, I have been going around the country
“I have been away, travelling from one state to the other and I will continue doing that until everybody in our party is consulted. I meet them in their homes to say that, yes I want to run for the National Chairmanship of this party and I believe I can lead us well because party politics is different”, he stated.