On Monday in Abuja, the All Progressives Congress Legal Compliance Committee responsible for overseeing compliance with legal regulations for over 1,400 Federal and State elective positions in the upcoming February 26 and March 11 elections was inaugurated by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
While inaugurating the All Progressives Congress Legal Compliance Committee on, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo boasted that the APC is the only political party based on principles of social democracy, social protection, and social mobility, particularly for the underprivileged.
According to a statement made by Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, he said “Ours is the only party anchored on social democracy, social protection, that is, social mobility for the poor, and justice for the wronged,”
Osinbajo however noted that it is essential to achieving the party’s electoral aspirations in the upcoming 2023 elections at the federal and state levels across the country.
He therefore encouraged the committee members to exhibit a proactive approach and maintain their dedication to the crucial task before them.
“I am therefore glad that we have here an assembly of very committed members of the party, who, by their calling as lawyers, will be able to offer tremendous value for the party through the protection of its interests at every step of this electoral process.
“Those of you that have worked with us in the build-up to the 2015 and the 2019 general elections know that the proactive approach we adopted, especially through the ear-on-the-ground work of the Presidential Legal Team, has provided us a crucial head-start in tackling some of the challenges that we were confronted with,” he said.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo disclosed that the committee’s duties encompass guaranteeing that all of the party’s internal operations and external interactions are carried out in accordance with the established operating procedures and the law.
Festus Keyamo the spokesperson of the APC Presidential Campaign Council and Minister of State, Labour and Productivity in his remark, said although the committee faces a huge task, he was confident of its success because of the VP support and that of other stakeholders.
The event was witnessed by the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, SAN; the Minister of State, Labour and Productivity, Festus Keyamo, and the APC National Legal Adviser who is the Coordinator of the Committee, Ahmad El-Marzuq.