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APC readies for road map launch at summit

03 March 2014, 08:48Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The All Progressives Congress (APC) is set to hold its summit on Thursday in Abuja.

Held under the theme, "Roadmap to a New Nigeria" in Abuja, the event is expected to detail the party's priorities in fixing the alleged widespread failings of successive People’s Democratic Party governments since 1999.

“The road map was a product of an empirical and painstaking process embarked upon by the APC, in a deviation from the old practice of packaging such documents on a whim.

“With conditions deteriorating throughout Nigeria, with security an ever increasing concern, with the lack of jobs pushing families and young people further and further into poverty and with new stories of corruption within the PDP government appearing day after day, the APC decided to commission the largest ever public opinion survey in Nigerian history to determine the current status of things in the nation directly from those who knew best - the actual people of Nigeria,” Interim National Publicity Secretary of the party, Alhaji Lai Mohammed stated in Lagos.

He said the results were more revealing than the party had anticipated.

“If the elections were held today, would you vote for Goodluck Jonathan or the candidate of the All Progressives Congress”, the APC candidate held a ten-point lead over the President. By a margin of 44 percent to 34 percent (with 22 percent undecided), the APC candidate was the clear national choice.
When asked, “In general, do you think things in Nigeria are going in a good direction or bad direction”, by a staggering more than two-to-one margin 50 percent-24 percent, Nigerians responded that the country was going in a bad direction.

Mohammed said the voice of the people was clear.

“The nation is going in the wrong direction. The nation wants change and would not vote to re-elect Jonathan in part because the number one issue to Nigerians is jobs and the nation believes Jonathan has no credibility on the issue of job creation,” said.

According to him, the unveiling of the party's road map, designed with the survey results in mind and the real needs of the Nigerian people made evident by the people themselves, will be the “clearest indication yet that the Movement for Change has indeed begun.”

- CAJ News

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