S’East APC demands participation in constitution review, end to violence
The All Progressive Congress (APC), in the Southeast has called on leaders and interest groups in the region to participate actively in the ongoing constitution review in the country.
In a statement signed by the Southeast Conference of APC State Publicity Secretaries (CAPS), the party urged interest groups to take advantage of the ongoing review of the 1999 Constitution and propose any desired changes to life, union, structure and composition of Nigeria.
The group, concerned with the present security situation in Southeast especially the burning of over 10 INEC offices in the region, said, “violence must not avail so that the region’s political office holders will continue to emerge through elections in line with the 1999 Constitution of the country or any future constitutions.
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“We deprecate the burning of INEC offices in locations across the southeast numbering up to 10 at the last count, and note that those forces with intent to create anarchy in the South East, must be assisted to fail.”
While the party condemned the assassination of former presidential adviser, Ahmed Gulak, in Owerri, it lauded the Imo state government for its effort to stem the difficult situation that the killing generated.
They also appreciated the intervention of the federal government to restore order, noting, with concern, the noticeable cases of human rights violation which they claimed had led to the arrest and injury to presumably innocent persons.
The APC faithful expressed delight at the existing partnership between the Imo state governor, Hope Uzodimma, and the state’s chapter of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) which, according to them, had led to a conscious effort to document and take action on some cases of miscarriage of police action.
The party urged Nigerians to avoid being deceived by fake news and be wary of underlying interests of social media platform owners.
By Lawrence Nwimo