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APC To Unveil Manifesto Thursday, Blasts Jonathan

Source: pointblanknews.com

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is set to unveil its “Road map to a

New Nigeria” at the Party's National Summit to be held in Abuja on

Thursday, March 6th.
The Interim National Publicity Secretary of the party, Alhaji Lai

Mohammed, said in a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday that the Road map

will detail the party's priorities in fixing the widespread failings of

successive PDP governments since 1999, in order to bring

hope and succour to the long-suffering people of Nigeria.

It said the Road map was a product of an empirical and painstaking process

embarked upon by the APC, in a deviation from the old practice of

packaging such documents on a whim.
”With conditions deteriorating throughout Nigeria, with security an ever

increasing concern, with the lack of jobs pushing families and young

people further and further into poverty and with new stories of corruption

within the PDP government appearing day after day, the APC decided to

commission the largest ever public opinion survey in Nigerian history to

determine the current status of things in the nation directly from those

who knew best – the actual people of Nigeria.
”The results were even more revealing than the APC had anticipated: When

asked, 'If the election were held today, would you vote for Goodluck

Jonathan or the candidate of the All Progressives Congress', the APC

candidate held a ten-point lead over the President. By a

margin of 44% to 34% (with 22% undecided), the APC candidate was the clear

national choice.
”When asked, 'In general, do you think things in Nigeria are going in a

good direction or bad direction', by a staggering more than two-to-one

margin (50%-24%), Nigerians responded that the country was going in a bad

direction. When asked, 'What issue would you like the President and

National Assembly to focus on most', an overwhelming majority (60%) said

jobs was the dominant issue that the government should address.

”And then when asked if they found the following statement convincing or

note, 'Goodluck Jonathan has done nothing to create jobs, and far too many

people are still unemployed', decisively, 58% of Nigerians found that

argument about Jonathan convincing.
Finally when asked if Jonathan was doing a good or bad job fighting

corruption, 59% Nigerians thought Jonathan was doing a bad job fighting

corruption.
”The voice of the people was clear: The nation is going in the wrong

direction. The nation wants change and would not vote to re-elect Jonathan

in part because the number one issue to Nigerians is jobs and the nation

believes Jonathan has no credibility on the issue of job creation,” APC

said.
According to the party, the unveiling of the party's Road map, designed

with the survey results in mind and the real needs of the Nigerian people

made evident by the people themselves, will be the clearest indication yet

that the Movement for Change has indeed begun.