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.
The presidency has stated that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was economical with the truth on what led to the postponement of the February 14 and 28 general elections. It disclosed that the truth of the matter was that INEC was not prepared to conduct the elections as scheduled. Addressing a cross-section of […]
As the 2015 general election approaches, the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said Nigerians have rejected the opposition political party, the All Progressives Congress (APC). PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, said this yesterday when Hon. Charles Odedo who represents Idemili North/South Federal Constituency, Anambra State, in the National Assembly, announced […]
ABUJA—ONE of the girls who escaped from the terrorists’ camp has expressed fears of returning to school, describing the kidnapping as “too terrifying for words.” Science student Sarah Lawan, 19, told The Associated Press that more of the girls could have escaped but that they were frightened by their captors’ threats to shoot them. Lawan […]