Outgoing interim National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Chief Bisi Akande, has said the party is committed to serving Nigerians and delivering the dividends of democracy.
He said the party will create an alternative platform that would satisfy the yearnings and aspirations of Nigerians.
Akande gave the assurance in his opening remark at the first National Convention of the APC on Friday in Abuja.
“APC will provide effective security to lives and property as well as improve the welfare of the citizens if voted into power in 2015,” Akande said.
He said the convention would produce credible and reliable leaders that would administer the party in the next four years.
He noted that APC was a child of necessity that was determined to address insecurity and the high level of decay of the nation’s infrastructure.
According to him, Nigerians are advocating for change that will alleviate their sufferings from hunger and starvation since 1999.
The interim chairman said that the philosophy surrounding the formation of the party was the desire to provide social security to the citizens and restore public confidence in governance.
He stressed the need for INEC to use electronic voting in the 2015 general elections with a view to preventing rigging and irregularities.
“The need for increased ICT role in our election management and electoral process cannot be overemphasised in order to ensure free, fair and transparent election in Nigeria,” Akande said.
Chairman, Progressives Governors Forum, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo, said APC was a political party carefully built to improve the lives of all Nigerians.
“Come 2015, our victory has been signed, sealed and delivered.”
He said that the party believed in the doctrine of social contract between the leaders and the led, adding that the public office holder was a trustee of the people.