‘Saraki, Dogara are divisive elements who must be sanctioned by APC’


Youths For Change Nigeria, a group of Nigerian youths, has voiced its concerns regarding the National Assembly crisis involving the All Progressives Congress (APC) and some of its members “who have decided to place selfish ambition over
the will of the party”.
Describing Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, as divisive elements, the group’s National Leader, Mr. Seun Bobade, in a statement on Sunday night in Lagos, noted that the party “is bigger than any individual ambition” and the duo are not above party sanctions.
“We have been following the National Assembly fracas and it’s quite shameful that a certain group of APC Legislators have decided to impede and forestall the party’s plan to provide good governance on the altar of greed and selfish ambition. These legislators have been identified, and it’s become clear for all to see that they have no concern for the people of this country nor respect for due process.
“These are qualities that shouldn’t be exhibited by the people we’ve elected to be our lawmakers.
“We are saddened by this shameful act that these legislators have demonstrated. We want to remind them that they all ran under the platform of the party and not as independent candidates, therefore party supremacy should be adhered to by all members under the APC platform.
“Elements that would not allow the party to actualise its plans for the people should be shown the way out without sentiments. There should be zero tolerance for individuals who would rather satisfy their selfish interests at the expense of the party and the people of this country. Sanctions should be admitted to party members who go against the party that brought them in for elective positions. This will serve as a deterrence to curtail future rebellion within the party,” the group said.
It said no personal interest should be allowed to undermine the supremacy of the party, adding: ”We implore the leadership of the APC to do the needful now to prevent future embarrassing situations.”
“It is time for the President to set the records straight and take a hard stance against these divisive elements within the governing party. Discipline is needed. We certainly believe that the APC can deliver its campaign promises to the people. Therefore, we urge Nigerians to be patient”.


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