2015: APC Ready For Open Debate – Fashola
Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola, yesterday, said the All Progressives Congress (APC) would not shy away from any public debate on issues affecting the citizens of the country, ahead of the 2015 elections.
Fashola, spoke during a courtesy visit by the APC’s Public Relations Officers (PROs), of the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, to the State House, said the expectations of the citizens from the party were high considering the on-going developmental works by the states controlled by APC.
“We will reinforce the difference between our party (APC) and other political parties and we will escalate the ideas that drive our political party. And we will hold every other political party to the issues. That is what every election should be about; the issues that affect the citizens and we will be ready to discuss the issues frontally and openly.
“People have started seeing new things from the party. Clearly APC has changed the game of politics in the country. People have expected us to do the traditional thing. Citizens are seeing APC as a political party that organises seminars on issues that affect them.”
Fashola, however, urged the PROs, to “connect people to those states where developmental works by APC are going on, where our governments have stood up for the people. And connect your people to the government of the day. It is important to note that the state where we do not have the government yet, it is important to stay on the issues.”
Earlier, the Publicity Secretary of APC, Lagos State, Mr. Joe Igbokwe, said the PROs assembled in the state to brainstorm on the way forward for the party ahead of the 2015 elections.
“We need to tap from one another’s resources and experience, drawn from our peculiarities in our respective states, assist one another in doing our works in our respective states,” Igbokwe said.