The All Progressives Congress, APC, has announced its plans to conduct a national convention on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 in Abuja to deliberate and infuse amendments to the existing constitution of the party and adopt its six-point manifesto for the 2015 elections.
The party made this known in Lagos on Sunday, October 26, 2014 in a statement by its national publicity secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.
Alhaji Lai stared that the proposed amendments will align the party’s constitution better with the Electoral Act and also helps it function more efficiently when finally approved.
It also added that the convention would adopt a six-point manifesto that will symbolise the party ideology which has been extracted from the existing document with the Independent National Electoral Commission,INEC for the purpose of the 2015 general elections.
Speaking on the essence of the amendment, Alhaji Lai said, ”The manifesto to be adopted at the extraordinary convention of our party is specifically for the 2015 general elections. Because of shifting priorities, we do not believe that a party manifesto should be one for all time but a document that will adjust to the changing needs of the people.
”In this regard, we have conducted a survey to find out what Nigerians urgently need at the moment to raise their standard of living and ensure their security and welfare, which is the raison d’etre of any government. Based on the outcome of the survey, we have come up with a six-point manifesto, which we extracted from the one we submitted to INEC earlier.
”The six broad priority areas for the APC ahead of the 2015 general elections are national security, good governance, human capital development, economic development, land and natural resources as well as foreign policy. The issue of job creation, fight against corruption, infrastructural development, health, qualitative education, regular power supply, etc are subsumed under these broad priority areas.”
The party however assured that the copy of the manifesto shall be made available for all Nigerians as soon as it is adopted.