In celebrating its achievements thus far, the All Progressive Congress (APC) at the end of this month has decided to celebrate its 2nd year anniversary by organising a public lecture in which former Under Secretary to the United Nations, Mr. Ibrahim Gambari and other resource persons will deliver lectures.
The party’s National Organising Secretary and the chairman of the anniversary committee, Mr. Osita Izunaso, told journalists Abuja in an interview that it is unprecedented that within two years of APC registration as a party, it has 22 governors, controlling the two chambers of the National Assembly and also have President Muhammadu Buhari as the number one citizen of Nigeria.
According to him, it is true the APC wants to celebrate its second year anniversary but it will not be only celebration, “we also want to use the avenue for internal soul search to let ourselves know that the task ahead is more than the one behind.”
Continuing he said, “it’s already two years by the 31st of July this year, the APC was registered by INEC July 31st 2013, last year when we wanted to celebrate our one year anniversary, we got tied up with preparations towards registration of our membership, towards conducting congresses for our members across the federation, national convention as well as the party primaries for the 2015 general elections which we won by the grace of God.
“It is unprecedented that within two years of being registered as a party, we have won the general elections, it is unprecedented that within two years of being registered as a party, we have twenty two (22) governors elected under the platform of the party, it is also unprecedented that within two years of our registration, we are controlling the two chambers of the National Assembly, these are the things we considered as giant stride achievements that begged for call to celebrate our great party on its second year as a political party.
“The event to celebrate our party at two will hold by the end of this month (August) here in Abuja and we are getting world class resource persons to speak to us on the role of a political party on emerging government and to as well talk about our change mantra, what to do to effect the change. We shall hear talks on the change our party is championing, is it change of altitude or otherwise, this are the aspects we will be looking at.
-Dyepkazah Shibayan, Abuja