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Published On: Mon, Jun 16th, 2014

APC restates resolve to move Nigeria forward

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apc logoBy Mohammed Umar-Puma, Abuja & Ayodele Samuel,Lagos

The opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) has restated its resolve to move the nation forward following the successful conduct if its national convention in Abuja at the weekend.

The party in a statement signed by its National Punlicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated ‘’We are encouraged and gratified by the goodwill messages from a cross section of Nigerians, many of them from outside our party, especially on the openness and transparency of our convention.”

“This massive support from Nigerians has strengthened our resolve to continue with our efforts to move our country forward. Now, we are back to work and we will not look back until Nigeria has been rescued from the grip of a rapacious cabal intent on stifling the country’s progress,’’ it said.

APC also thanked all its members and supporters for their demonstrated commitment to the sustenance of democracy and the upliftment of Nigeria, noting that even when a rainstorm started midway into the convention, the delegates were undaunted as they defied the weather to protect the ballox boxes and cast their votes.

“When the entire public address system succumbed to the rains, our members moved from one state delegation to another to mobilize them to vote. When the rain started, they were more interested in protecting the ballot boxes than shielding themselves from the rain.

“It is also noteworthy that no case of violence and pick-pocketing was recorded despite the massive turnout at the Eagle Square for the convention. Not even the threatening text messages sent to the phones of many delegates at the convention, over a purported impending bomb attack could shake their resolve. There can be no better testament to commitment to a cause, the cause of rescuing Nigeria, than this,’’ the party said

APC assured Nigerians that in the days ahead, the party will be providing more details of its Road Map that will lead it to the creation of a new and prosperous Nigeria for the benefit of all her people.

“The agenda we have placed in the public domain to showcase our party’s determination to change the face of the country includes job creation; war against corruption; free, relevant quality education; restoration of agriculture; housing, improved healthcare; social welfare plan for the less privileged; greater attention to roads, power and infrastructure; better management of natural resources and strengthening peace, security and foreign policy.

“But based on the nationwide scientific poll we conducted across the 36 states and the federal capital, we have identified three sectors that would command special attention. They are job creation, war against corruption as well as security. These sectors will get immediate and special attention from an APC-led federal government, starting on May 29th 2015, by the votes of Nigerians and the Grace of God,’’ the party said.

It said the achievements of all the Governors in the 16 states controlled by the APC will also be showcased to Nigerians as part of efforts to make them realize that with the emergence of the APC, it will no longer be business as usual.


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