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APC Promises New Nigeria As It Presents Code of Ethics

Channels Television  
Updated March 6, 2014

APC logoA new Nigeria is what the All Progressives Congress (APC) is promising all as the party prepares for the 2015 general elections. The party made the pledge during the presentation of its Code of Ethics in Abuja.

The APC assured Nigerians that it will do everything to protect and preserve human life and dignity in a nation bound by the principle of freedom, justice, peace, unity and the rule of law.

Former head of state and a leader of the party, General Muhmmadu Buhari told the gathering that there is a need to tackle the high level of insecurity in the country as the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has failed Nigerians in the last 14 years.

The first national summit of the APC held in Abuja was attended by state governors, former governors and lawmakers.

Governor Babatunde Fashola set the tone for the event with his remark that the party has a road map that will address the nation’s problems.

Governor Fashola maintained that the new nation that everyone wants, which is the dream New Nigeria, is only possible if each person values each and every person and holds tight every child as his or her greatest asset, adding that it is only possible if respect is given to every person’s choice of faith.

“It is only possible if we commit ourselves to one rule of law for everyone, if we commit ourselves to fairness and opportunity for all, if we commit ourselves to a strong system of government at the federal, state and local levels. It is only possible if we bridge our inequalities and if we put our nation back to work. There cannot be true freedom when there are not enough jobs. There cannot be shared opportunity when there are not enough jobs.  There cannot be peace and justice when there are not enough jobs”, he emphasized.

He said the set of principles must guide the people’s path when times are tough, when people’s pathway becomes hard to navigate, when forces block the way forward, when challenges stand in the way of the nation’s vision, when hope seems just out of grip.

He stressed that when people make inquiries about the APC and what makes it different, the answer they will get is that APC has a Code of Ethics, it also has a road map to the future and that Nigeria is a great nation that has been misdirected.

“We will tell them that no nation, no people are more hardworking but that we need jobs. We will tell them that our youth are ready to do great things, to make history, to lead our nation, to lead Africa, but they need opportunity. We will tell them that when we come together, celebrate our diversity, accept each other and stand together as One Nigeria, there is nothing we cannot achieve. We will tell them the APC is ready to build a New Nigeria”, he stated.

Former head of state, General Muhammad Buhari,  former vice president Atiku Abubakar and other leaders of the party highlighted the ideals of the party and its vision for a new Nigeria.

Chieftains and governors of the party from sixteen states announced their preparedness to defeat the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) come 2015 for failing to deliver the dividends of democracy to Nigerians.

The party presented its draft code of ethics signed by all the governors present at the event.