The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has made resolutions to ensure the strengthening of the internal democracy and maintenance of discipline in the party.
Other issues relating to the development of the nation, were equally discussed during the party’s first National Executive Committee meeting at the Professor Dora Akunyili Women Development Center, Awka, the Anambra state capital.
In a massively attended meeting by almost all the members of the National Working committee, the board of trustee members, and members of the National Executive Committee, the National Chairman, Victor Oye, outlined in his address, that the progress APGA had made as a party, the challenges it faced and the way forward for a stronger and united party, were key aspects of the meeting.
The National Secretary, Mr Labaran Maku, briefing newsmen on the proceedings of the party, stated that the meeting touched on so many issues such as:
“Expansion of party membership base through registration in all the states, reconciliation efforts made in Lagos and Imo states, strengthening the internal democracy of the party through enforcement of discipline with the suspension of seven members of the NWC including Mr Campbell Umenzekwe and Ozo Nwabueze from the party.”
Other issues included: the funding of the party for stability, the need for support for Governor Willie Obiano ahead of the 2017 governorship election, the appeal to the judiciary to end the lingering litigations, which has been withholding the representation of Anambra Central Senatorial zone in the senate, as well as passing a vote of confidence on Mr Oye.
According to Mr Maku, “the meeting exhaustively discussed very important issues relating to the development of our country and the progress of the All Progressives Grand Alliance and we took quite a number of decisions which will define the motion of our party in the coming months and years.
“We also discussed extensively the transformation of Anambra state under the able leadership of our National Party leader, Governor Obiano, since inception in March, 2014.
“We discussed the revolutionary programme of development in Anambra state which cuts across different sectors of the state’s economy and social life, he added.
Furthermore, Maku stated that “the NEC rose with unanimous confidence that going forward, APGA remains the most visionary option for the country in terms of its policies, in terms of its vision, in terms of its programme and its slogan to be our brothers and sisters keepers at this time in our country”.
The Acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, has called on the people of Kogi State to re-elect Governor Idris Wada for another term in view of his achievements in the last three and half years in office.
Secondus stated this in Okene – the headquarters of the central senatorial district while presenting the party flag to Capt. Wada.
He told the Kogi electorate that if the state wants to move forward in terms of developmental projects, there were no alternatives to Wada.
Thousands of the PDP supporters came out to the Ohinoyi Pavilion in Okene, the venue of the PDP zonal rally.
PDP governors, national and state legislators, and national executives also attended the carnival-like event.
They took turns to deliver their speeches, all asking the electorates to vote Capt. Idris Wada for another term.
They described Wada as a man of integrity who is prudent in spending and has respect for traditional institutions, youth and women.
Capt. Wada, in his speech, promised to improve the living standard of the people of the central senatorial districts and the entire state if elected.
He recounted some of his achievements in the last three years and half and promised to consolidate on his successes.
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has presented the party’s flag to its governorship candidate in Kogi State, Abubakar Audu.
This comes as the ruling party prepares for the forthcoming governorship election scheduled for November 21 in Kogi State, north-central Nigeria.
Presenting the flag to the candidate at the Lokoja Confluence Stadium in Lokoja the state capital, the National Chairman of the APC, John Oyegun, said that it was time for Kogi State to join the change train and move forward.
He stressed that APC was ready to take over Kogi State from the ruling PDP and urged residents to vote en mass for the party’s candidate.
Mr Audu, in response, vowed to pay the state government’s workers all their accumulated arrears if elected.
He also promised to ensure that after his tenure, power would be shifted to other senatorial districts of the state.
A meeting of the National Executive Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is ongoing at the party’s secretariat in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja.
Present at the meeting are the President, Muhammadu Buhari, Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara.
Others in attendance include the members of the National Working Committee of the party, the 22 APC Governors, APC State Chairmen and representatives from the zones.
The crisis rocking the ruling party, especially as it affects the National Assembly leadership, is expected to top the agenda of the NEC meeting.
It was gathered that the constitution of the party’s board of trustees, as approved by the National Working Committee, may also be discussed by the APC leaders.
This is the first NEC meeting of the party since President Buhari took the oath of office on May 29.
It is believed that compromises will be made by the parties involved in the dispute over the sharing of principal offices in both the Senate and House of Representatives.
Two groups of APC lawmakers in the Senate and the House of Representatives had selected their principle officers in defiance of the party’s position, prompting a row that has pitched the lawmakers against the leadership of the APC.
Nigeria’s President, Muhhamadu Buhari, has held a closed door meeting with members of the National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led by the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Oyegun.
The meeting lasted for about 45 minutes when the National Chairman of the party had a session with the media.
Mr Oyegun said that they had come to felicitate with President Buhari and to pledge their loyalty and determination to work with him through thick and thin.
They assured the President that he can always depend on a party that he used as a platform to become the President of Nigeria.
Mr Oyegun noted that expectations are extremely high but that they are with President Buhari and would ensure that he succeeds as the President and Commander in Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
He admitted that all the problems will not be solved in one day but that Nigerians should rest assured that APC is on the right track towards dealing with the problems and frustrations of Nigerians.