Democracy Day Communique by Amalgamated APC Support Group

A COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF THE DEMOCRACY DAY ROUNDTABLE 2024 ORGANIZED BY THE THINK TANK OF THE AMALGAMATED APC SUPPORT AND THE ALL PROGRESSIVES SUPPORT GROUPS FORUM IN COLLABORATION WITH THE SUPPORT AND VOLUNTEER GROUPS UNIT OF THE APC HEADQUARTERS HELD AT MERIT HOUSE, MAITAMA ABUJA THIS DAY JUNE 12, 2024.

 

PREAMBLE:

Whereas, Nigeria celebrates the Silver Jubilee (25th Anniversary) of unbroken democracy and the first anniversary of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Government, the Think Tank of the Amalgamated APC Support Groups and indeed the entire All Progressives Support Groups Family having convoked the first Democracy Day RoundTable in collaboration with the Support and Volunteer Groups Unit of the APC for the purpose of bringing together all stakeholders in the Project Nigeria- the government, party, Civil Society, Support Groups, the academia, the electorate and good Citizens of Nigeria to discuss the best ways forward for our country, Nigeria, under the theme:

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“Pathways to a Better Nigeria: Sustaining The Renewed Hope Agenda Beyond 2027”, have robustly appraised the performance of the Federal Government of Nigeria, under the leadership of His Excellency, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and indeed the performance of democracy in Nigeria in the past half a century since the return to democracy in 1999 and having resolved to Support the present government of the federal republic of Nigeria, have agreed and decided to issue the following Communique:

 

RESOLUTIONS:

  1. That we congratulate Nigeria and Nigerians on the milestone democracy anniversary celebration.
  2. That we congratulate Mr. President for being there for Nigeria these past 25 years.
  3. That we all join hands and support President Tinubu and his Government to steer Nigeria to the promise land.

 

  1. That we will work with the rulling APC to ensure the sustainance of the Renewed Hope Agenda Beyond 2027.
  2. That we call on Nigerians to support the policies and programmes of the Federal Government of Nigeria to achieve a better Nigeria.
  3. That after a 25 years journey, democracy have to be well deepened in every aspect of our political life as a nation. Here, we advocate for for the entrenchment of internal democracy in our party.
  4. We likewise call on the APC to ensure that all it’s organs, especially Support Groups duly conduct free, fair, transparent, credible, and popularly contested election as soon as possible.

 

  1. That Support Groups should be integrated into the scheme of things in the party as critical stakeholders and and collaborators. The APC Constitution should be amended to have a clause establishing support groups.
  2. That the APC begin to take support groups seriously because support groups take APC very seriously.
    Party should organize regular seminars, workshops, conferences, symposia, roundtables and summits for support groups.

 

  1. We frown at the frequent change in leadership of the APC at the highest level. We hereby call for a stop in the frequent change of the National Chairmen of APC. We hereby pass a Vote of Confidence on the current APC National Chairman, His Excellency, Dr. Abdulahi Umar Ganduje CON and that he should remain the National Chairman of APC so as to continue to give life, focus and direction to the Renewed Hope Agenda.

 

  1. That the Federal Government should espidite action and fastract the reviving of the Oil Refineries so as to bring down cost of living and reduce inflation.
  2. That the achievements recorded in the FCT, Federal Ministry of Works, Agriculture and Food Security, Security sector, Power, School Feeding Program and Ministry of Interior etc. under the Renewed Hope Agenda be sustained, going forward.
  3. That this Democracy RoundTable be an annual event.

 

ISSUED THIS DAY, JUNE 12, 2024 IN THE PRESENCE OF ALL APC SUPPORT GROUPS AND THE SUPPORT AND VOLUNTEER GROUPS UNIT OF THE APC HEADQUARTERS AT MERIT HOUSE ABUJA.

 

Signed.

Sir Dr. AK Peters.
Convener, Amalgamated APC Support Groups Think Tank/Leader, Progressives Support Groups Forum.

Alh. Salisu Yahaya Alpha.
Head Support and Volunteer Groups Unit,
APC.

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