Democratic People’s Congress has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to consider patriotic and credible Nigerians outside his ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, for appointment as ministers and head of Federal Agencies.
This was contained in a communiqué signed by the National Chairman, Rev. Olusegun Peters at the end of its National Executive Committee, NEC meeting during the weekend in Abuja.
Rev. Peters also counseled President Buhari that, while making the appointments, he should take into consideration the Federal Character principles as enshrined in the constitution of the Federal Republic.
He further tasked President Buhari’s government to intensify war on corruption and to strengthen the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC, the Police and the Judiciary to ensure speedy trial of all those that looted the nation’s treasury since 1999.
“The war one corruption should be holistic, irrespective of the party affiliation. There should be zero tolerance for corruption that has impeded Nigeria’s development and dented its image around the world.”
He also confirmed the party’s resolve to partner with the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to ensure free, fair, credible, transparent and acceptable elections in Nigeria.
“We urge INEC to improve the electronic voting system as obtainable in most democracies around the world. This will help eliminate electoral malpractices and violence that characterised elections in Nigeria since independent in 1960,” he said.
Rev Peters disclosed the party’s readiness to strengthen its structures in the 36 states of the Federation and Abuja and charged its state chapters to engage in massive sensitisation and mobilization of new members.