The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) caucus in the House of Representatives has condemned the plan by their counterparts from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to block the passage of the 2014 Appropriation Bill and other executive bills in the National Assembly. In a joint statement signed yesterday by five APGA lawmakers in the House, Hon. Lillian Uche Ekwunife (Caucus Leader), Hon. Afam Ogene, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwogbo, Hon. Cyril Egwuatu and Hon. Chris Azubogu, made available to THISDAY, the party caucus said the APC’s move, apart from punishing Nigerians, was capable of further polarising the lower legislative chamber. “We decry and deplore current moves to polarise the House and divert it from the broad objectives of making life more meaningful for the generality of Nigerians as the contrived budget stand-off would seem to suggest,” the lawmakers said. The APGA caucus reminded their colleagues that though political affiliation, tribe and tongues may differ, they remain united in the pursuit of one goal, the peace, welfare and well-being of all Nigerians. According to the lawmakers, they decided to meet last Tuesday to review the current happenings within the House and the nation. They advised that even though members of the party’s caucus were free to pursue whatever legislative interests they should however, they must do so only as individuals and “not on subterfuge that they are representing our party in such pursuits.” The APGA legislators promised that despite the motley groupings springing up, the party would at all times remain as a distinct political party and take positions on any issue after careful consideration it’s consequence on national unity and cohesion. “Consequently, we reaffirm our faith in the Federal Republic of Nigeria and restate our commitment to the survival of our democracy and the success of this administration,” they added.
“We stand by our earlier statements that these attacks on our people are politically motivated by unpatriotic persons, especially those in the All Progressives Congress (APC) who have been making utterances and comments, promoting violence and blood-letting as a means of achieving political control. “Nigerians are also aware of utterances by certain APC governors which […]
Indigens of Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State yesterday embarked on a peaceful demonstration in their effort to draw the attention of Nigerians to their plight over the “missing” Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) voters’ register for the area. Hundreds of green leaves and placard-carrying men and women marched through the Benin-Asaba-Onitsha Expressway, […]
ABUJA—REGIONAL sentiments and emotions took centre stage, yesterday, during contributions on resource control by members of the National Conference Committee on Devolution of Powers. Delegates almost had a free-for-all as they hurled abuses at one another. At a stage contributions were suspended. It took ceaseless and desperate attempts by the committee’s co-chairmen, former governor of […]