BY OKEY NDIRIBE
The All Progressive Congress (APC) yesterday declared President Goodluck Jonathan’s planned National Dialogue as diversionary.
This was disclosed yesterday by the National Publicity Secretary of the party Alhaji Lai Mohammed after the party held an expanded National Executive Committee meeting at its National Secretariat in Abuja.
He further stated that the planned confab should be regarded as an aspect of the on-going constitution amendment process.
The APC spokesman further said the present federal administration lacked the credibility to organise a genuine National Conference.
According to him: “We want to make it abundantly clear that we are not averse to any meaningful and honest dialogue.
However, this government has lost focus. They cannot handle the economy. They cannot handle education and the welfare of our children; the country under this administration is on fire and corruption has developed legs”.
He continued: “So we see this planned National Dialogue as an attempt to run away from the serious issues of governance confronting the nation.”
He said that more than five months ago, the party set up a Committee to articulate its position on the national question.
He continued: “We believe that the planned National Dialogue is diversionary because the President himself said that the outcome of the confab would be subjected to the approval of the National Assembly.
Therefore what is being planned is not a National Conference but an aspect of the Constitutional amendment process.”