Former APC Reps Members Call For Internal Democracy In Party 

…Condemn Coups In Mali, Burkina Faso

Godwin Amunde

The Forum of former All Progressives Congress (APC) House of Representatives members has appealed to the leadership of the ruling party to ensure the sustainability of internal democracy in the party.

The Forum made the appeal on Friday in Abuja in a communiqué signed by its Protem Chairman, Ibrahim Zailani, after its roundtable meeting, noting that sustainability of internal democracy was in the progressive interest of the party and must be made to reign supreme.

“We reviewed the current state of our great party, the APC and called on the Caretaker/ Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee to ensure that internal democracy is sustained in the party,” the Forum said.

It called on delegates to the APC forthcoming National Convention scheduled for February 26 to ensure that only credible and visionary candidates were voted to occupy the party’s national offices.

In the  communiqué, the Forum decried the way legislators were being looked down upon, even though they remained a major stakeholder in the political equation.

It said to properly reposition the party ahead of 2023, the time had come for stakeholders in the political space to accord the legislature and legislators their proper place in the scheme of things.

The Forum commended the federal government for tackling insecurity, economic crisis and anti-corruption cases in the country and urged it to do more in order to enhance peace and development of the country.

It condemned the current wave of forceful removal of democratically elected governments in the West Africa sub-region.

It said the coups in Mali and Burkina Faso were unacceptable and should be condemned by all, adding that it remains committed to deepening democracy in Nigeria and the West African sub region.

According to the communiqué, the meeting was attended by APC former House of Representatives members from all the states of the federation.

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