Dogara calls for justice, equity in APC
Mr Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of House of Representatives, has admonished that All Progressive Congress (APC) can only silence aggrieved members and other voices of dissent and opposition if Justice and equity is given a pride of place in the party.
The Speaker made this known while he and other members of the APC caucus were meeting with the National Working Committee (NWC) members of the party led by the Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, at the National Assembly.
He stated that all the APC members in the house of Representatives are demanding is justice, which he described as indivisible and universal, while acknowledging that APC was not perfect just like every other endeavour.
“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.
“We have problems, it’s perfectly okay but we mustn’t allow our problems to define us rather we should define our problems as a party,” he said.
He expressed his optimism and confident that the New National chairman of the party Adams Oshiomhole has what it takes to find solutions to the problems confronted by the party.
“I know that you came 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.
“We pray God wisdom for you.”
On his part, Oshiomhole told the lawmakers 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 APC’’.
He said that delivering greater good for Nigerians was what held the APC together “and defines us in spite of the teething problems we were bound to experience that every new organisation goes through’’.
Source: Naija News