The All Progressives Congress has announced plans to hold an extraordinary national convention on Wednesday in Abuja to ratify amendments to the party’s constitution and adopt its six-point manifesto ahead of the 2015 general elections.
This was contained in a statement in Lagos issued by National Publicity Secretary of the party, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.
The statement said the proposed amendments when approved at the national convention will align the party’s constitution better with the Electoral Act and also help it function more efficiently.
The APC added that the convention would adopt the six-point manifesto that has been extracted from the one it earlier submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission for the purpose of the 2015 general elections.
It said, “The manifesto to be adopted at the extraordinary convention of our party is specifically for the 2015 general elections. Because of shifting priorities, we do not believe that a party manifesto should be one for all time but a document that will adjust to the changing needs of the people.
“In this regard, we have conducted a survey to find out what Nigerians urgently need at the moment to raise their standard of living and ensure their security and welfare, which is the raison d’etre of any government. Based on the outcome of the survey, we have come up with a six-point manifesto, which we extracted from the one we submitted to INEC earlier.
“The six broad priority areas for the APC ahead of the 2015 general elections are national security, good governance, human capital development, economic development, land and natural resources as well as foreign policy. The issue of job creation, fight against corruption, infrastructural development, health, qualitative education, regular power supply, etc are subsumed under these broad priority areas”.
The opposition party said once the manifesto has been adopted, it would be made available to Nigerians.