FG Not Sincere About National Confab, Says APC


Akin Akande, Abuja

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared that President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration has no sincerity of purpose in proposing national conference.

It added that the current administration   does not believe in engaging in any dialogue with anyone but itself.

The party condemned the sponsored disruption of Gov. Adams Oshiomhole’s presentation during a meeting of the Presidential Advisory Committee on National Dialogue in Benin on Monday.

In a statement by its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said that the despicable action has vindicated the party’s decision not to be part of the proposed conference.

It said that the Committee must thoroughly be ashamed of itself that one of its members led the show of shame that was put up in Benin on Monday.

It, therefore, demanded an unreserved apology from the Committee to Gov. Oshiomhole, while the member who acted so unruly and irresponsibly must be publicly cautioned at the least or be excused from the Committee.

APC’s statement read in part: ”The truth is that in proposing the conference, the government has no sincerity of purpose, does not believe in engaging in any dialogue with anyone but itself and has only used it to distract the attention of Nigerians from the total absence of governance and sense of direction by the Jonathan administration.

”This is why we refused to participate in what is nothing but a sheer deceit. We have already been vindicated even before the start of the conference,” APC said.