RESOLUTIONS OF THE 15TH NATIONAL WORKING COMMITTEE (NWC) MEETING OF THE ACTION DEMOCRATIC PARTY, ADP HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 15TH MAY 2019 AT THE NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS, PLOT 3379, MUNGO PARK CLOSE, ASOKORO NEW EXTENSION, AREA 11, GARKI ABUJA.
In response to the growing popularity of our great party ADP and the increasing interest shown by Nigerians especially the youth in joining ADP, the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Action Democratic Party, ADP met today Wednesday, 15th May 2019 at the National headquarters in Abuja.
It will be recalled that the 7th National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Party at its meeting of 3rd May 2019 directed NWC to restructure and submit to INEC, a new interim structure and distribution of the executive positions of the Party at all levels.
To this end, the NWC after a long search, consultations and deliberation,the following resourceful, credible and patriotic Nigerians have been appointed as the new National Executive Officers of our great party, ADP:
i. Hon. Victor Fingesi -National Secretary
ii. Mr. Musa Batari -Deputy National Chairman (North)
iii. M.Kunle Olateru-Olagbegi -National Publicity Secretary
iv. Pastor Okey Udoh -National Treasurer
v. Hon. Ndakwo A. Tanko ESQ -National Legal Adviser
vi. Umaru Yakubu Danhassan -National Financial Secretary
With the appointments of the above highly respected Nigerians committed to the ideals of our party, ADP is now poised to take its rightful place in the political development of this country.
ADP will consolidate on the gains of the 2019 general elections and begin serious grass root mobilization towards winning the elections in 2023 and give Nigerians an opportunity to rebuild our country for greater achievements politically, socially and economically.
There is no gain saying the fact, there is only one ADP registered by INEC in line with the provisions of the constitution of Nigeria; hence, the NWC as constituted today represents the only legal organ of the party charged with the statutory responsibility tosuperintend the affairs of ADP.
While the ADP commends President Muhammad Buhari on his recent stand on the autonomy of Local Government Councils to ensure funds availability for the development of the local government areas in line with the Revenue Sharing Formula. However, ADP believes that the core issues are rather the process of appointing officers who conduct elections at all levels including the local government elections which has become a mockery of democracy.
The first responsibility of every government to its citizens is protection of lives and property hence, ADP calls on Mr. President to wake up and provide the necessary leadership now.
There is an emergency in the security situation in Nigeria and the nation is bleeding, therefore, the need to review the security architecture and the leadership of the armed forces and other security agencies whose morale is at its lowest ebb cannot be overemphasized.
The abysmal performance of the economy, the mounting unemployment, thedeteriorating healthcare, the growing poverty level, the escalating number of children out of school, the declining Direct Foreign Investment, and the ever increasing migration of the youth are all traceable to the emergency security situation in Nigeria.
While our population is growing at 2.3% our GDP is growing at 1.8% which is a pointer to an impending economic catastrophe; this is further aggravated by the ballooning debt profile which is mostly used to finance recurrent expenditures and increasing debt servicing profile of over 65% of our revenue from Oil. The CBN just reported that our domestic debt servicing charges is about N1.8 Trillion indicating that the domestic debt is equally on the increase.
On the re-appointment of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, currently before the National Assembly for confirmation, the ADP wishes to caution Mr. President on the urgent need to inject new and vibrant experts with proven managerial acumen and can think out of the box in providing much needed results to take our economy out of the woods. An ideal CBN governor for this time is the one who will immediatelycause the convergence of the FOREXmultiple rates and ensure adequate allocation to the real sector of the economy.
The ideal CBN governor should be able to reduce the billions of dollars used to stabilize naira in the foreign exchange market so as to enable enough inflow of foreign exchange to boost the real sector of the economy and increase the productivity of our economy which will bring about a stronger naira.
Finally, the Action Democratic Party commends the Federal government for increasing the minimum wage for workers. However, the implementation should be immediate to stave the resultant inflationary tendency on the purchasing power of workers. Furthermore, ADP believes Nigerian economy has the capacity to pay a living wage of not less than N100, 000.00 minimum wage per month
The ADP government will grow Nigeria economy in partnership with the private sector with a view to making our economy private sector driven.
Engr. YabagiSani Hon. Victor Fingesi
National Chairman National Secretary