The Communist Party of China, CPC, has extended an invitation of collaboration to Nigeria’s governing party, the All Progressives Congress, APC.
The outgoing Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Gu Xiaojie made the invitation when he paid a courtesy visit to the National Chairman of APC, Chief John Oyegun at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja.
He mentioned areas in which the Communist Party of China intends to collaborate with Nigeria’s APC.
“Ever since the All Progressives Congress (APC) won the election last year, Communist Party of China (CPC) has expressed its readiness to work with APC in areas like governance, experience sharing and capacity building. The message from the Chinese Communist Party (CPC) is that we are ready to receive a delegation led by the National leadership of the APC in the later half of the year so as to have close interaction and corporation between the Chinese Communist Party and the All Progressives Congress (APC).”
The Chinese Ambassador also described his two years in Nigeria as the “most exciting experience in his diplomatic career”.
APC’s National Chairman, Chief John Oyegun who appreciated the Chinese Ambassador for the offer accepted the invitation
Mr. Oyegun who expressed satisfaction in the bilateral ties between Nigeria and China noted that it was in Mr. Xiaojie’s tenure as Ambassador that the ties between both countries were solidified.
He said that the APC was looking forward to learning more from China’s experience.
“On the party to party basis, we have listened to you and accept your offer. Even if only to come and learn how you have managed the menace of corruption which you are dealing with strictly. We read about these developments every day and even if only to learn giving the kind of population you have, how you have managed to organise in such a way that you have raised the standard of living of your vast population such that the level of relative poverty is virtually non-existent”.
Mr. Oyegun also said that Nigerians would start enjoying the benefits of President Muhammadu Buhari’s trip to China the moment the 2016 budget is signed into law.