Published On: Fri, Jan 24th, 2014

Group Condemn APC’s Call For Budget Boycott

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A group known as the Ominira Yoruba Apapo OYA has condemned condemn the call by the leadership of the All Progressive Congress APC for its membership in the National Assembly to block further executive proposals including the 2014 Appropriation bill which is pending before the National Assembly for consideration.

In a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Mr. Morgan Omodu, the group said APC
assertions about Rivers conflict not only unpatriotic but also a clear-cut indicator which further confirms the party as a group of insidious and desperate politicians who are out to cause confusion in the polity.
Full text of the Press Release:
The Ominira Yoruba Apapo OYA wishes to use this medium to strongly condemn the threat by the leadership of the All Progressive Congress APC to use its membership in the National Assembly to block further executive proposals including the 2014 Appropriation bill which is pending before the National Assembly for consideration.
The APC also went further in directing its members to embark on every possible avenue including illegitimate means to oppose what the party views as the victimization of the Governor of Rivers State, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi.
We consider the above assertions by the APC as not only unpatriotic but also a clear-cut indicator which further confirms the party as a group of insidious & Desperate Politicians.
APC also went further in directing its members to embark on every possible avenue including illegitimate means to oppose what the party views as the victimization of the Governor of Rivers State, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi.
We consider the above assertions by the APC as not only unpatriotic but also a clear-cut indicator which further confirms the party as a group of insidious & Desperate Politicians.
(1) Whereas we see the latest dimension being taken by the APC in his war against the present administration of President Goodluck Jonathan as a Declaration of War on the good people of Nigeria who stands to be most affected if at all the threat by the APC to block the passage of the 2014 Budget is made real.
(2) As an organisation, we strongly believe that a truly progressive party will always consider the overriding interest of the citizens before arriving at its decisions. In the case of the APC, the party has become more desperate in its inordinate quest to control the resources of this nation without the requisite patience to secure such authority at the polls, and knowing their antecedents they should be stopped now.
(3) Further more, we consider the call on the National Assembly to abort the ratification of the appointment of the new Military Service Chief as not only an invitation to Anarchy but also a ploy by the APC to unleash terror on Nigerians in an eventually case of no leadership for the Nigeria Armed forces. This may further confirm the recent revelation on the involvement of the APC in the latest bomb attacks in Maiduguri, Borno State where a BOT member and the Governor of the State both of APC have come out to openly accuse each other of being responsible for the spate of bombings recently witnessed in the state. We will like to state fundamentally that the National Assembly is a sacred institution owned and funded by the Nigerian people and is not in anyway an arm of the machinery of any political party that could be used to perpetuate selfish political interests at the detriment of the Nigerian tax payers. All efforts to use the seventh assembly to achieve this must be stopped.
(4) The APC have further shown Nigerians that it does not possess the established structure capable of sustaining, enhancing & nurturing the democratic culture evolving in Nigeria that will be acceptable to all.
(5) May we hereby restate the strong disapproval of the Yoruba Nation for the ego driven agenda of truncating our nascent democracy as we also want to sound a note of warning to the APC desperate politicians & their collaborators to henceforth desist from this evil plot. Yoruba’s as usual  shall lead other nationalities to resist vehemently any attempt to stampede the passage of the 2014 Budget, with the confirmation of service chiefs and in extension the Ministerial Nominee  by the APC leadership for their self serving political motives.
(6) We by this medium call on members of the National Assembly and all lovers of democracy to continue to  disregard the ego call by the APC and also join in condemning the attempt to create anarchy aimed at truncating our Democracy. We as an organization and as a race will not fold our arms and allow these characters to truncate our Democracy for political ends, knowing fully well that they are usually the first to seek asylum in foreign lands if the state become ungovernable.
(7) Finally, we want the APC to know that Nigeria is bigger than any Political party or the ambition of anyone seeking to be whatever as the nation approaches another season of elections.  This is also to inform the International observers to take close look and monitor these persons in case there are break down of law and order in Nigeria by denying them and their family opportunity of fleeing to foreign nations.
(8) A word is enough for the wise.
Signed:
Morgan Omodu
Director of Publicity, (OYA)

 

 

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