The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)’s National Chairman, Barrister Sly Ezeokenwa, has advocated for the revision of the 1999 Constitution to foster genuine federalism, a move aimed at curtailing the mounting insecurity issues in the South East Region of Nigeria. The proposal was made during a press briefing at the APGA’s Regional Office in Awka.
Barrister Ezeokenwa identified persistent issues like ethnic tension, religious discord, and constitutional inadequacies as major obstacles to Nigeria’s growth. He believes a constitutional amendment to establish true federalism could address these problems effectively.
As the National Chairman of APGA, Barrister Ezeokenwa sees the party as a catalyst for Nigeria’s transformation. He is committed to reinvigorating it by encouraging youth participation in upholding the party’s ideology.
In his vision, APGA isn’t merely a stepping stone to power, but a party known for its ideological drive within contemporary Nigeria’s context. He plans to introduce inclusive leadership in APGA, allowing every party member to fulfill their roles in accordance with the party’s constitution. This move, he believes, can empower young Nigerians to realize their potential within APGA, thereby contributing to national development.
Barrister Ezeokenwa is committed to promoting discipline within APGA and eliminating the practice of gift collection by party officers during primaries, a move aimed at ensuring competent leaders’ emergence.
The APGA leader expressed his dedication to broadening APGA’s influence beyond the Southeast, stressing that making public office less attractive could encourage selfless individuals to take up political positions, ultimately resulting in sustainable national change.
He praised Governor Chukwuma Soludo for his alignment with APGA’s ideology by incorporating young, progressive minds into his administration. To support these efforts, APGA plans to establish a digital skills acquisition hub at its Regional Office, offering free training to young people.
SOURCE: Nigerian Tribune