APC To Amend Constitution At Oct. 29 Extraordinary Convention

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has fixed its extraordinary national convention for October 29 in Abuja.

The convention will see the party approve amendments to its constitution, as well as adopt its six-point manifesto for the 2015 general elections.

“It will also allow the APC to function more efficiently,” the party said in a statement issued in Lagos, signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

“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.

Sources say the issue of consensus candidacy will also be discussed at the convention.

Reports in the last couple of days have indicated that Former Head of State Muhammadu Buhari may be chosen as the party’s consensus candidate if APC decides to toe that part.

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