House of Representatives Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, on Thursday, charged the All Progressives Congress (APC), national leadership led by Adams Oshiomhole to enthrone justice and equity in the party in order to silence dissenting voices and opposition.
He spoke at a meeting between the House caucus and members of the newly elected national working committee of the party led by the national chairman, Oshiomhole at the National Assembly.
The speaker stated that although there is no human endeavour that is perfect but insisted that APC lawmakers only expect justice which is indivisible and universal.
“In every family whether it is a nuclear, extended or an organisation there is bound to be problem and that is because we humans that are running those institutions are not perfect ourselves. So we don’t expect perfection from any quarters.
“Our only expectation is the issue of justice and justice is indivisible. What is justice to the executive should be justice to the legislature and it should be justice to the judiciary.
“What is justice to the president and the vice president should be justice to the governor and it has to be justice for the members of the National Assembly, because you can’t divide justice. Once you begin to divide justice you don’t have justice.
“And once we are able to get these things in their proper perspectives to some extent we will be able to silence the voices of dissent within the party.
“But, that we have problems is perfectly okay but we mustn’t allow our problems to define us; rather we should define our problems as a party,” he added.
Dogara expressed optimism about the ability and capacity of Oshiomhole to tackle the challenges confronting the party, saying that “I know that you come well prepared, we can only wish you well and pray for God’s additional wisdom because human wisdom won’t be enough as you navigate very treacherous terrain.”
Responding, Comrade Oshiomhole assured the House caucus that “every person matters in our party because all party members voluntarily moved from various political platforms, and dissolved those platforms in order to give birth to the All Progressive Congress.”
He said that the idea of delivering the greater good for the greater number of Nigerian citizens is what binds the APC together and “defines us in spite of the teething problems we were bound to experience that every new organisation goes through.”
“What is justice to the president and the vice president should be justice to the governor and it has to be justice for the members of the National Assembly, because you can’t divide justice. Once you begin to divide justice you don’t have justice”. – House of Representatives Speaker, Yakubu Dogara,