Diaspora group criticizes APC constitution amendment

The Forum of Diaspora Presidents of the Congress of All Progressives rejected the proposal to amend the party’s constitution.

The secretary of the forum, Mr. Ayoola Lawal, in a statement on Monday, said members of the Diaspora party were not in favor of the constitutional amendment proposed by the party.

The statement read in part, “We have glimpsed our party’s recently released amended proposed constitution and as leaders of the party in the Diaspora, we express the deep disappointment of the Diaspora Nigerians whom we represent at this recent attempt to completely erase any iota. of coherent and functional participation of Nigerians in the Diaspora as members of our beloved party, the APC.

“The Constitution Amendment Committee’s treatment of compatriots in the Diaspora as members of the APC is quite difficult to understand. We strongly believe that allowing these individuals to remain as recommended in the proposed constitution will foster acrimony, instability, and the loss of united operational focus and results in APC’s Diaspora Chapters.

“As a reminder, we have made specific suggestions on appropriate Diaspora inclusion in party bodies that promote Diaspora inclusion and engagement, and a structured reward system for our members to strengthen our party. in the Nigerian diaspora community.

“Our contributions to the committee are a true reflection of our members’ agitations for party recognition and our years of experience in managing our party’s affairs since its inception as well as members of the legacy parties that gave rise to the ‘APC.’

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Jennifer C. Burleigh