LAGOS – The All Progressives Congress (APC) said on Sunday that it would hold an extraordinary national convention on Oct. 29 in Abuja, to approve amendments to the constitution of the party.
The convention, according to the party, would also adopt its manifesto for the 2015 general elections.
A statement issued in Lagos, signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said that the party’s proposed amendments, when approved, would align its constitution better with the Electoral Act.
“It will also allow the APC to function more efficiently,” the party said.
It also said the convention would adopt the six-point manifesto that had been extracted from the one submitted to INEC earlier, for the purpose of the 2015 general elections.
“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 needed at the moment to raise their standard of living and ensure their security and welfare,
“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 and regular power supply, among others, are subsumed under the broad priority areas,” the statement said.
The party said once the manifesto had been adopted, it would be made available to all Nigerians, complete with the full details, in many languages. (NAN)