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The Only Alternative, African Action Congress

Why You Should Vote African Action Congress (AAC) – SPICER-HEAT

African Action Congress 10 Agenda Items that form the framework of her manifesto is spread to cover all the important areas of our collective national life.

The understanding that our individual fates and possibilities are tied to the quality of the society we build together is pivotal to the design and urgency of our party and her engagements with the people.  

All around us are broken dreams. All around us are numerous issues hampering the development of our nation. All around us are people dying over treatable health issues. All around us are visions and lives being terminated through avoidable circumstances.

The urgency that birthed the party is that the issues must be solved now. Time continue to compound the situations and has made our country to be more abortive of dreams and human lives.

ACTION! – Take Your Country Back.

Troubling is the fact that Nigeria has moved to be the world’s poverty capital and has lost millions of jobs in her current economic stagnation. The climbing figures of unemployment and underemployment of about four out of ten individuals deepen the security odds.

This should be interpreted as a system lethal to dreams and human survival. A holistic approach is required to tackle the hydra-headed problem and that is the poise of our Manifesto.  

The three main pillars of our manifesto

  1. Enhancing National Security,
  2. Promoting sustainable growth, and
  3. Enabling self sufficiency in key areas of the economy such as Agriculture.

Our Economic Strategic Focus

More expansive of what our government will deliver is the SPICER – HEAT.

  1. Security
  2. Power
  3. Infrastructure
  4. Corruption
  5. Economy and Jobs
  6. Restructuring
  7. healthcare
  8. Education
  9. Agriculture
  10. Tourism.

Meet Dr. Rabiu Ahmed Rufai, VP Candidate AAC

‘We have not tackled the most important reasons why people take religion and radicalise it – social injustice, poverty, illiteracy…’

  • Dr Rabiu Rufai

‘Our governments have just been talking about building roads… we need much more infrastructure than that’

  • Dr Rabiu Rufai

Born in July 17, 1976, Dr Rabiu Ahmed hails from Jigawa State. He is an erudite academic and medical practitioner with up to 15 years of professional life.

His academic qualifications include a Medical Degree from Bayero University, Kano, and a Masters Degree in Public Health (MPH) from Leeds University, UK. He was the pioneer Dean of School of Public health, Federal University Dutse (FUD) from 2014 to 2015.

In addition to his teaching career and engagements, he has robust experience in public health policy formulation and was the head of health policy and health system strengthening units at Bayero University/Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital Kano, spanning from year 2011 to 2013.

He is a fellow of the West African College of Physicians (FWACP) and also the Royal Society for Public Health (FRSPH). Dr Rabui has received multiple awards for working tenaciously in the areas of maternal and child health, tuberculosis, HIV, and environmental health.

Relevant links:

http://saharareporters.com/2018/10/22/sowore-picks-accomplished-public-health-expert-dr-rabiu-ahmed-rufai-running-mate

Buhari’s APC Government Arrests Sowore Supporters for Pasting Posters

FIVE members of the African Action Congress party were arrested during the early hours today, Sunday, 9th December for pasting posters in Lagos State and are still being held in custody.

After discussing with police responsible for this arrest for the last 9 hours, concerned members anxious for their release have been advised that the orders are directly from the Police Commissioner.

The five supporters arrested were not violating any laws. Pasting of posters and creating awareness for the only alternative to the rot that has decimated our nation is not and has never been a crime in Nigeria, and this recent act of injustice suffered by the Take It Back Movement, the AAC and the presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, is further proof that the APC party is not interested in a free, fair election or in doing what is best for Nigerians.

Every step of the AAC party’s campaign has been dogged with impediments and outright blocks from the ruling party. From cancelled TV interviews to the withdrawal of rally permits in the northern part of Nigeria, the Buhari-led government has launched a vendetta campaign against the one party resolved in bettering the lives of Nigerians.

There are no guesses as to why the APC has taken offence against the AAC. While unwilling to pay hardworking Nigerians N30,000 a month for work done as minimum wage, the African Action Congress promises a living wage of N100,000 per month. While the incumbent government looks the other way while Nigerians are killed in their droves by terrorists, the AAC promises prosecution and tougher security measures to guarantee the safety and protection of Nigerians.

While the APC wakes from its slumber and cluelessness after 3 years of governance to offer Nigerians bread and N10,000 in exchange for their souls, the AAC not only promises to work from day one, but also shows exactly how it plans to execute these tasks and where the funding will come from.

Certainly, it is clear that the APC have no intention of leading Nigeria with incorruption, integrity or probity but we will continue to fight because Nigerians deserve better than the dire hand they’ve been dealt.

Nigeria MUST progress, and we will uphold the struggle until she does.

Rachel Onamusi-Kpiasi
Director, PR, Media and Communications
Take it Back Movement/African Action Congress Party

African Action Congress: Who We Are

The African Action Congress is the first political party in Nigeria to be aligned with a progressive political movement.

Our goal is to work towards the establishment of transformational, accountable and exemplary leadership at all levels of governance in Nigeria – from the presidency, gubernatorial, senatorial and House of Representatives; to the state houses of assembly, local government and ward levels.

Our logo, two raised hands against the backdrop of a shining sun, evokes our dedication to unity, transparency and national development.

We will be the party that fulfils the decades long aspiration of the Nigerian people for prosperity and progress.

Our name makes abundantly clear, our awareness of Nigeria’s responsibilities to itself, to the African continent and to the black race.

A Nigeria that stands united and prosperous, will allow its people to reach their highest potentials, and bring progress, dignity and respect to black people all over the world.

We are a party of ideas and action. We are the party of Nigeria’s erstwhile silent majority, who have resolved to speak up and take back their nation and their destiny.

The African Action Congress is the party of those that have been deemed inconsequential. Our doors are open to all Nigerians -regardless of the names they bear, their financial status, gender, creed or ethnicity.

We are the African Action Congress.

We are the future!

Take it Back – Action!

TakeItBack Movement’s Pressure Successful as INEC Extends Voter Registration by Two Weeks

It is with great pleasure that the Take it Back Movement can announce that, thanks to pressure placed on INEC Nigeria at their Abuja office on the 8th of August, the deadline for the Continuous Voters’ Registration, formerly 17th August, has now been lifted. Nigerians will now be allowed to continue to register to vote in the upcoming presidential elections until the 31st of August – the deadline being shifted by two more weeks.

If anyone was still in doubt as to the power held by youth prepared to fight for their future, this landmark turnaround by INEC should be enough to clear those doubts. The standpoint of the Take it Back Movement has never wavered: wherever the rights of Nigerians are being impeded or thwarted, we will fight, using the proper channels, to ensure liberation and justice.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, for giving us the opportunity to discuss this issue that has proven challenging to many Nigerians, and for yielding to a decision that cements Nigeria’s democracy.

The battle is only half won, however. We urge all Nigerians to avail themselves of this opportunity to make a difference on the 16th February, 2019. There is a real opportunity to create the Nigeria we dream of; a Nigeria that works for all Nigerians, not just the elite few. For the first time, there are real options in this race, and we appeal to every eligible citizen to take advantage of this new hope.

We’ve said it before and we will say it again: Nigeria MUST progress!

Rachel Onamusi-Kpiasi
Director, PR, Media and Communications
TakeItBack Movement/Sowore2019