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APC Unfolds 7-point Agenda by Gbawe: 8:35am On Feb 21, 2013
http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/apc-unfolds-7-point-agenda/140126/

APC Unfolds 7-point Agenda

21 Feb 2013


Chief Tom Ikimi

• Constitution, manifesto to be ready in two weeks

Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja and Aisha Wakaso in Minna

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has unfolded a seven-point agenda upon which it plans to hinge its manifesto ahead of the 2015 general election.

The yet-to-be registered opposition coalition party said the committees on constitution and manifesto would, after due deliberations on the draft proposals, submit their reports not later than two weeks.

THISDAY learnt that the constitution drafting committee would be headed by Chief James Ocholi, while the manifesto committee is to be chaired by a former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman, Chief Audu Ogbeh, who is now a stalwart of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN).

As part of their proposed action plan, APC chieftains said the party would diversify the country's economy and pursue the seven-point cardinal development initiative to provide qualitative education, uninterrupted power supply, full and gainful employment, affordable local fuel, healthcare and food.

The party said it would also take definite steps to eradicate corruption and insecurity.

While rolling out the terms of reference at the formal inauguration of three subcommittees on constitution, manifesto and INEC-Legal and constitutional compliance, the ACN Merger Committee Chairman, Chief Tom Ikimi, said APC's target was to design a manifesto that would be distinct from those of other parties and which would address the plight of ordinary Nigerians.

He explained that part of APC's intention is to create strong party organs and safeguards that would ensure party supremacy while reflecting social democratic philosophy and ideals.

“Apart from defining clearly the philosophical/ ideological content of APC clearly distinguishing it from the other party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), you are to fully reflect on the social, economic and political situation in the country on the plight of the generality of our people, urban and rural alike, youth and women,” he said.

Ikimi said the constitution committee had been mandated to prepare a robust and defendable constitution that would stand the test of time and serve to deepen the nation's democracy.

According to him, the subcommittee is to identify sustainable revenue sources for the party and design an elaborate membership recruitment system that would ensure a credible membership record nationwide.

Members of the subcommittee included: Chief Niyi Adebayo, Chief Segun Osoba, Dr. Chris Ngige, Chief John Oyegun, Senator J. Akpan Udoedehe, Abdullaziz Yari Abubakar, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, Alhaji Gambo Magaji and former Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa.

Ikimi said the subcommittee on the party's manifesto should give special attention to seven core areas of education, eradication of corruption, uninterrupted power supply, full and gainful employment, affordable local fuel price, healthcare, mass housing and agriculture.
He added that the subcommittee should go beyond mere semantics and state in clear terms how the party intends to integrate the youths and women in national development process.

Members of the manifesto subcommittee included: Ogbeh, Dr. Usman Bugaje, Chief Achike Udenwa, Mr. Osita Okechukwu and Prof. Tam David-West.

With regards to the mandate of the Subcommittee on Legal Matters and Registration with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Ikimi said members of the committee were to examine all legal issues relating to the process of merger of political parties and provide guidelines on how parties in the merger talks could ensure full compliance with all relevant laws.

The subcommittee is to liaise with INEC and all other relevant agencies to ensure a smooth consummation of the merger.
Membership of the committee includes, Borno State Governor Kashim Ibrahim Shettima, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, Admiral Lanre Amusu, Chief Solomon Edebiri, Ahmed Rufai Yerima, Mr. James Ocholi, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla and Chief Martin Agbaoso.
Meanwhile, Niger State Governor, Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, has said that the formation of the APC will put the PDP on its toes and make the party to work hard towards winning the confidence of the people.

Aliyu said in Minna yesterday while inaugurating the reconstituted state executive council that he was happy with the merger because he was concerned with the growth of the country and the growth of democracy.

According to him, if there is no strong opposition, the PDP will take the people for granted, adding that when the PDP members know there is an alternative, they will adjust in the way they run the party.

“When one particular person is allowed to continue to do a particular thing, he will think he is everything but when he knows he has an option, he will adjust. I urge all PDP members to sit up and do well, if not, we will all be taken aback.

“We should not take the fact that we have been winning elections from 1999 till date for granted and if care is not taken, we will be surprised,” he said.

He challenged the PDP to go and work on how to compete for the minds, hearts and attention of the people and win back their confidence.
Six new commissioners, the Secretary to the State Government, the Head of Service, Chief of Staff and his deputy and six special advisers were sworn in by Justice Amina Wambai who administered the oath of office and oath of allegiance on the new members of the council.

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Re: APC Unfolds 7-point Agenda by asha80(m): 8:39am On Feb 21, 2013
hehe na wao.nwajiuba and achike udenwa kwa.chai nothing wey man go see.
Re: APC Unfolds 7-point Agenda by israel007: 8:42am On Feb 21, 2013
Just bring a credible candidate else it's just noise

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Re: APC Unfolds 7-point Agenda by Afam4eva(m): 8:44am On Feb 21, 2013
Why 7? Why not 5 or 10?
Re: APC Unfolds 7-point Agenda by badassnigga(m): 8:50am On Feb 21, 2013
it reminds me of late yar'dua 7 points agenda grin

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Re: APC Unfolds 7-point Agenda by outrage: 8:56am On Feb 21, 2013
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Re: APC Unfolds 7-point Agenda by mobo2(f): 8:56am On Feb 21, 2013
He shld add more plsss
Re: APC Unfolds 7-point Agenda by karlmax2: 8:58am On Feb 21, 2013
asha 80: hehe na wao.nwajiuba and achike udenwa kwa.chai nothing wey man go see.
my brother those are the people that want to rescue nigerians.what of audu ogbe a formal pdp national chairman during baba iyabo era! Na real nothing wey man no go see

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Re: APC Unfolds 7-point Agenda by pat077: 8:58am On Feb 21, 2013
anoda 7 point agenda lyke Yaradua.
Re: APC Unfolds 7-point Agenda by Nobody: 8:59am On Feb 21, 2013
Afam4eva: Why 7? Why not 5 or 10?
Tis better for a starting point!!!
Re: APC Unfolds 7-point Agenda by Afam4eva(m): 9:00am On Feb 21, 2013
Btw, is it the duty of APC to determine what whoever is elected should do. Shouldn't this be left for the candidate himself?
Re: APC Unfolds 7-point Agenda by Nobody: 9:01am On Feb 21, 2013
In this case, the devil we do not know may be better than the angel(PDP) we've known since democracy..
Re: APC Unfolds 7-point Agenda by igbsam(m): 9:02am On Feb 21, 2013
Another Wash and About to Iron Agenda
Re: APC Unfolds 7-point Agenda by Ganys: 9:04am On Feb 21, 2013
Of all these manifestos, the only one that endear me to APC is AFFORDABLE FUEL PRICE, if APC can hammer on that promise alone, I'm sure millions of suffering Taxi drivers, bus drivers, Okada man and other middle class Nigerian will Vote en mass for APC. They should try and place advert across Nigeria with this kind of manifestos, with time, PDP will become History cool cool cool

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Re: APC Unfolds 7-point Agenda by Patdedon(m): 9:04am On Feb 21, 2013
This is good news. . . But it's still news angry
Re: APC Unfolds 7-point Agenda by Willgates(m): 9:04am On Feb 21, 2013
[color=#006600][/color]awak aboho nkana nkod angryawak aboho nkana nkod

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Re: APC Unfolds 7-point Agenda by ABUGEORGE(m): 9:05am On Feb 21, 2013
i strongly believe apc will make d differences becos i can c progressive and unity on dem. apc pls provide a sensible president dat will listen to d poor nigerians

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Re: APC Unfolds 7-point Agenda by Tolexander: 9:05am On Feb 21, 2013
but they should try registering the party before anything.
I dont believe in manifestoes of cos PDP has manifestoes likewise other parties that make up the APC.
Re: APC Unfolds 7-point Agenda by TRILLIONIAR: 9:06am On Feb 21, 2013
i pray everything works out sha
Re: APC Unfolds 7-point Agenda by yertyr(m): 9:08am On Feb 21, 2013
Rubbish!!! Different tunes, same dancestep... I wud've bin pleased with a one-point agenda as far as it is well finished. Upon the merger, they cudn't even craft out a unique programme. Copycat
Re: APC Unfolds 7-point Agenda by PapaBrowne(m): 9:09am On Feb 21, 2013
I didn't see the seven point agenda.
Can someone please help list it our point by point. Thanks

Also why is the former PDP chairman in the new party and chairing the formation of the APC's party's agenda?
I thought parties were built on Ideologioes.
If a PDP chairman whose Ideology was suited perfectly for the PDP is now the architect of APC's agenda, are we not going to end up with APC having an ideology that is simply the same as the PDP?

Awolowo had an ideological bend that defined the way the Action Group operated and succeeded. Ahmadu Bello had an ideology that defined the way his party operated. Audu Ogbeh's ideological bend is definitely PDP and it would definitely have reflection in the way APC would operate and fail or succeed.

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Re: APC Unfolds 7-point Agenda by solinho(m): 9:09am On Feb 21, 2013
Pistorius bail dismissal: what is ur view
Re: APC Unfolds 7-point Agenda by Nobody: 9:09am On Feb 21, 2013
7 pointed lies... I would still vote for you guyz..

In Rihanna Voice "I love the way you lie" Simply preferable to PDP lies.. cheesy grin

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Re: APC Unfolds 7-point Agenda by chronique(m): 9:09am On Feb 21, 2013
A coalition of former & present thieves who couldn't make a headway in pdp/might not succeed in pdp in 2015,is no different from pdp. PDP = APC. Both are the same. The only difference is the letters that they used in forming their names. A party that has a thief like Tinubu as a major stakeholder,cannot & should not be taken serious.
Re: APC Unfolds 7-point Agenda by Nobody: 9:09am On Feb 21, 2013
They should be more worry about where their head quarters is going to be, cos they have won already. TB Joshua don talk am even God don sign am.
Re: APC Unfolds 7-point Agenda by aAK1(m): 9:11am On Feb 21, 2013
1st step in 7 wrong directions
Re: APC Unfolds 7-point Agenda by teskyg: 9:11am On Feb 21, 2013
Plenty thieves here.Party with dumped Theives.
Re: APC Unfolds 7-point Agenda by spywareczar(m): 9:11am On Feb 21, 2013
APC: muslims party or what?
Why is it that the Champions of APC are muslims?
PLEASE count us out of that merger. We can’t support APC. U lied that it’s progressive, but it’sIslamic. Even we urge muslims with good faith to desist from this APC for their true peace and growth of Islam and Northerners. APC is a Muslim islamist party. If you doubt me check out the big wigs of the party: Shetima Kashim, Abdul Aziz, Religious bigot El-Rufai, Boko Haram General Buhari, Ibrahim Gaidan, Tinubu, Boko haram wannabe, Aregbesola, Gov. Yari (Zamfara), Yerima, Umar Tanko, Alhaji Fashola (I never knew he was a Muslim), Gov. Amosun, etc. These are all Muslims who want to turn Nigeria into islamic country.

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Re: APC Unfolds 7-point Agenda by global07(m): 9:12am On Feb 21, 2013
Talk is cheap. All na wash.
Re: APC Unfolds 7-point Agenda by MadCow1: 9:14am On Feb 21, 2013
(I guess this is number one.)diversify the country's economy and pursue the seven-point cardinal development initiative to;

1.provide qualitative education,

2.uninterrupted power supply,

3. full and gainful employment,

4.affordable local fuel,

5.healthcare

6.and food.



Did anybody notice that they didnt mention security?! Reason being that the chief Financier and strategist of the Boko Haram known as Buhari is in their midst. Also the Onye Isi ndi Kidnappers in the East known as Rochas Okorocha is also there. So there is no need to list security as one because when once they assume power, the criminals are automatically in government. #Period.

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Re: APC Unfolds 7-point Agenda by slimghost(m): 9:15am On Feb 21, 2013
cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy Look at the names there and tell how credible those men are. Old wine in a new bottle!

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