Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola has said that the All Progressives Congress, APC will not shy away from public debates in the build up to the 2015 general elections in the country.
Fashola said this when Public Relations Officers (PROs) of the Party from the 36 States and the FCT paid a courtesy call to his office. He said the citizen’s expectations of the Party towards 2015 were high.
In his words: “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 political party that organizes seminars on issues that affect them.”
He encouraged 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.”
The Vanguard reports that in his own speech, 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.”