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CPC fixes date for National Convention

06 May 2013, 16:03

Abuja- The National Publicity Secretary of Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Rotimi Fashakin, said the party had fixed May 11, for its national convention in Abuja.

Fashakin told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday that the convention, which would take place at old parade ground in Abuja would focus on ratifying the CPC's merger with other political parties of like minds.

According to him, the national convention is the highest decision making body of the party, there are three reasons under the Nigerian law in which the convention can be held.

He said that the party could hold a national convention if it wanted to elect national officials or to elect candidate, who fly the party’s flag for national election.

Accordingly, the party can hold a national convention when the party wants to approve a major decision such as the merging with another political party, he said.

``Merging with another political party is a very major decision and the nation’s law has made it imperative that a political party must go to the convention to ratify it,” he said.

Fashakin said that the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) had fulfilled all necessary processes as they were able to do their national convention ahead of CPC.

He described the ACN national convention as huge success, adding that there were resolutions at the convention that would be sent to INEC that would enhance the registration of All Progressive Congress (APC).

Fashakin said the party had intensified its effort in encouraging peaceful coexistence and internal democracy among its members to ensure the success of the convention.

In a related development, the Chairman of CPC Merger Committee, Mr Garba Gadi, has urged Nigerians to believe in the ideologies of APC in order to establish true participatory democracy in Nigeria.

According to him, APC government will ensure judicious use of the resources of the state for the benefit of every Nigerian.

Gadi expressed optimism that APC would offer better Nigerians good governance that would bring an end to insecurity, poverty, economic down turn, and general unpleasant situations being experienced in the country now.

``We should all be ready to make sacrifice to uplift this nation,” he said.

He called on leaders in the country to serve the nation in a way that would make Nigerians remember them for good, even when they were no more.

Gadi stressed the need for government to provide the basic needs for the people to deepen the nation’s democracy.


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