COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF THE 5TH NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (NEC) MEETING OF THE YOUNG PROGRESSIVE PARTY (YPP) HELD ON SATURDAY, MARCH 03, 2018 AT THE NATIONAL SECRETARIAT, ABUJA.
The 5th National Executive Committee meeting of the Young progressive Party was held on Saturday, March 03, 2018 at the National Secretariat, Abuja to among other things deliberate on ways to further add value to our great party and also examine the state of the nation.
Our communique reads:
1. We commend the perseverance of Nigerians for enduring the longest fuel scarcity ever witnessed in the history of our beloved country and confidently believe that the APC led government will go down in history as the most clueless in the history of this nation for allowing this scarcity to linger for over four months even after the removal of subsidy it hitherto claimed never existed.
Also, the recent claim by the GMD of the NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru that the sum of N774m is incurred daily as subsidy for petrol without appropriation by the National Assembly is an organized fraud against the nation and a brazen looting of our common patrimony by an acclaimed sanctimonious ruling party, which from all indication is only interested in raising campaign fund for the fast approaching 2019 general elections.
2. Pursuant to the provisions of section 85 of the Electoral Act, 2010 as amended in 2014 on the conduct of elections for replacement of National officers, Mr. Raymond Onyebuchi Jefferson from Delta State was elected as the new National Organizing Secretary with representatives of the Independent National Electoral Commission present to observe this process.
3. We condemn in strong terms the abduction of the 105 Dapchi girls by the conscienceless Boko Haram sect whose level of depravity has rose to a fearsome crescendo.
The fact that we are witnessing the repeat of the Chibok girls episode goes to show that our government never learnt anything and further suggest that the claim that Boko Haram has been technically or completely defeated is a ruse.
More worrisome however is the fact that President Muhammadu Buhari in his usual characteristics had to prioritize a wedding ceremony over his visit to Dapchi were 105 girls were recently abducted and whose only crime was getting an education. This singular action does not show empathy more so that the APC as an opposition party condemned the immediate past government for doing same.
We therefore call on the government to as a matter of urgency do everything necessary to secure the release of the 105 Dapchi girls, the remaining Chibok girls and all innocent citizens that have been abducted and taken into captivity by this heartless sect. The President Muhammadu Buhari government should also invest heavily in intelligence, which will put the military in a vantage position of being proactive rather than reactive.
4. We also want to reiterate our forthcoming programme “GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE CAMPAIGN” scheduled to hold on Saturday, March 10, 2018 in Abuja and subsequently expected to be replicated in other States’ chapters. This programme, which is a free blood donation by members of YPP is part of our corporate social responsibility aimed at showing the premium we place on lives.
Comrade Egbeola Olawale Martins
National Publicity Secretary.