Amidst jubilation for the historic democratic exercise that brought in opposition leader, General Muhammad Buhari to be elected the President, the United Kingdom chapter of All Progressive Party [APC UK] has described the victory of its Party as the victory to all Nigerians at large.
This was contained in the press statement signed by the Press Secretary of the Chapter Ms Adenike Lucas and officially received by Office of the President, Nigeria Union of Journalists Europe, (NUJE) in the early hours of Wednesday.
Below is the full statements as contained in the release.
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Many Nigerians went to the polls on Saturday (March 28) and the greater majority voted for change in the person of General Muhammadu Buhari and his running mate Professor Yemi Osinbajo.
This is an historic election and Nigerians have emerged the winner. This win is a signal to the world that ‘irresponsible’ government will no longer be tolerated.
We hear the support for change from Lagos ((792,640) to Benue (373,961), Bauchi (931, 598), Yobe (446, 265), Edo (208,469). Even states that are known as safe grounds for the People's Democratic Party (PDP). Nigerians have made it known through their votes that they are no longer to be taken for granted.
Nigeria which sets precedents for other countries will no doubt translate this win as a move toward positive change. Change from the current status quo that has left many unfulfilled promises for the past 16 years.
The APC change being offered will provide a new Nigeria that will serve everyone for the better. A united nation where all citizens are made to feel safe, as security will be paramount to our government. The current threat to our nation from Boko Haram will be tackled immediately. We have a leader that will lead from the front.
Change from the current crisis of unemployment to job creation through the revamping of major industry such as Agriculture, mining etc. APC will roll out emergency job plans to tackle the current crisis. There will be 20,000 jobs created in each state to tackle this urgent problem.
There is no doubt the impact Nigerians in Diaspora had on this elections and so APC UK, led by Mr Ade Omole would ensure that Nigerians in the UK are not exempted from this positive change.
But whilst the elections were not as bloody as speculated, we must highlight areas of concerns raised by observers. Areas such as Rivers, Imo, Enugu where there have been issues of election malpractices.
It is fair to say that Professor Attahiru Jega’s unprecedented call for the use of card readers has saved Nigerians from what could have been a far wider case of rigging. He should be congratulated for heeding to demands of Nigerians.
APC UK will continue to work with our fellow compatriots to build a new Nigeria. A Nigeria that takes it rightful standing as the giant of Africa.
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