Wednesday, 27 May 2015

APC urges Reps-elect to shun corruption

The All Progressives Congress has charged members of the House of Representatives elected on its platform to shun corruption and avoid extravagance.

The National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, gave the charge while addressing the APC members of the House of Representatives to be inaugurated in June during a two-day retreat, on Tuesday in Abuja.
According to him, as agents of change, each member is required to comport himself in a manner that will reflect the letter and spirit of the change which the party campaigned and worked hard for.
The APC chairman, who congratulated them on the successes they recorded during the elections, reminded them that the task ahead of them was not an easy one.
Odigie-Oyegun said, “This is because you are being called to service at one of the most challenging periods in the history of our nation.
“Our populace will begin to notice that ‘Change’ is upon us when they notice from our personal lifestyle and conduct a strong dislike for ostentation, an abhorrence of waste and zero tolerance for corruption.
“There is, therefore, an urgent and pressing need for fundamental reorientation of our attitude and value system.
“This is the soft side of the national change agenda that will be pursued with relentless vigour when the fight against corruption and indiscipline by your incoming administration commences.
“Legislative action and the moral force of your personal example will be needed to underscore the seriousness and urgency of the moral reform agenda.”
He urged them to dig deep into their inner reserves of wisdom, unshakeable faith in the country and a fearless commitment to service of fatherland in order to surmount the daunting legislative challenge that will swiftly face you in the days and weeks to come.
The chairman said he had no doubt in his mind that the coming days would be rough and tough choices would have to be made.
SOURCE: punchng