A group under the aegis of the PDP Integrity Vanguard on Thursday expressed fears that the All Progressives Congress (APC) would not implement the recommendations of the 2014 National Conference if the party wins the presidential election.
Addressing a press conference in Abuja, members of the group, some of whom were delegates to the conference, said the APC was strongly opposed to the convocation of the National Conference and refused to participate in it.
In a statement read by Senator Aniete Okon, the APC governors were compelled to send delegates to the conference as a result of the pressure from their people who were keen on participating in the national dialogue.
He emphasised that there was clear contradiction in the policy position of the APC on the National Conference where its governors were not on the same page with the leadership of the party on the issue.
“The leadership of the APC did not hide its disdain for Nigeria and its people when they refused to participate in the conference.
“It is worthy to note that the APC-led state governments sent very robust representations in response to the vociferous enthusiasm, yearnings and demands of their people.
“This was clear contradiction of the policy position of the APC and which demonstrates and underscores the fact that APC is anti-people and anti the Nigerian state.
“It is therefore obvious that the APC is bent on frustrating, undermining and subverting the wishes of Nigerians and the one subject on which the entire country is united – the implementation of the resolution of the resolutions and realisation of the goals of the 2014 National Conference.
The PDP Integrity Vanguard applauded the people of the South-west geopolitical zone for endorsing President Goodluck Jonathan to enable him implement the recommendations of the National Conference during his second tenure.
“We wish to put on record that President Jonathan has spoken unequivocally, reiterating his commitment to the full implementation of the recommendations of the National Conference if re-elected into office on March 28, 2014.
“It is based on this commitment that the leadership of the South-west has also unanimously endorsed the re-election of President Jonathan. We salute their courage and foresight, and we congratulate them.
“The PDP Integrity Vanguard supports completely the position of the South West with regards to the implementation of these resolutions. We call on all Nigerians irrespective of class, creed and affiliations to support the emergence of a new, more equitable and egalitarian Nigeria.
“PDP is the political party that is visibly and unswervingly committed to the restructuring of Nigeria for the common good of all its citizens. We urge all Nigerians to vote for President Jonathan and PDP to enable the implementation of the one document that represents our collective aspirations.”