Leadership of All Progressives Congress, APC, South East Zone, has called on all groups in Nigeria agitating for one thing or the other to take recourse to dialogue instead of embarking on armed or violent confrontations.
The party gave the admonition in an 8-point communiqué issued at the end of their zonal meeting held at Universal Hotel, Enugu, weekend.
They were of the view that instead of confrontation with the Federal Government, the agitators should use their representatives in government to intercede on their behalf.
“We call on all agitating groups in Nigeria to embrace dialogue using their representatives in Government as fronts in their engagements with the Federal Government. This, we believe, will help achieve the desired goal under a very peaceful atmosphere. Nothing compares with dialogue as conflict resolution strategy,” the communiqué states.
The zonal meeting which was chaired by National Vice Chairman, South East, Chief Emma Eneukwu, made several resolutions among which is that the Buhari-led government should make more appointments from the zone to give it a greater sense of belonging in Nigeria.
The rest of the 8-point communiqué runs thus: “We reiterate our zone’s implicit confidence in the ability of the Federal Government under the leadership of President Buhari to return Nigeria on the path of economic growth soonest. We know that the current recession in the country is a product of years of planlessness, reckless spending and massive looting of our common resources. We, therefore, appeal for patience to all Nigerians particularly Ndi-igbos and support President Buhari as he takes the country to the promise land.
“The APC South East commends the Federal Government for releasing funds to Contractors to re-construct Enugu-Onitsha and Enugu-PortHarcourt express highways. The roads which were abandoned for more than 16 years now and are death-traps to commuters plying the roads. We hereby, call on the contractors to move into action and complete the jobs on schedule. We shall constitute a committee to monitor the execution of the projects.
“We commend the APC led Federal Government for setting up a technical committee on herdsmen/farmers clash. We believe the committee’s recommendations will bring to an end the clashes between herdsmen and farmers which had led to the loss of many lives and property in Igbo-land in particular and Nigeria in general.
“We commend the INEC and Security Agents for a credible and successful senatorial bye-election in Imo North Senatorial District. We also congratulate Senator Ben Uwajumogu on his election and swearing-in as a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“The APC South East commends President MuhammaduBuhari for constituting electoral and constitution reform committee with a quest to entrench a transparent and credible electoral process in Nigeria. We believe in the ability of Senator Ken Nnamani as the chairman of this committee to give Nigerians the much desired credible electoral reforms.
“We commend our sons and daughters in the South East that have joined APC since after the 2015 elections. A rally is in the offing to receive all of them.
The meeting which was convened and chaired by the National Vice Chairman South East of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon. Emma Eneukwu, had in attended the Hon minister for Science and Technology, His Excellency Dr. OgbonnayaOnu, the Hon Minister for Labour and Employment, Senator Ben Uwajumogu, member Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator OsitaIzunaso National Organising Secretary, Chief George Moghalu National Auditor, Barr Mrs. V.N Chukwuani board of trustee representing South East women, Senators IfeanyiArarume, Chris Nwankwo, Fide Okoro, Anthony Agbo and all the National Officers of the party from the South East, prominent party leaders, past National Assembly members who are members of the party amongst others.
The National Vice Chairman, Eneukwu and the zonal secretary, Jonah Mkpuruka, signed the communiqué.