Members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the North Central geopolitical zone have warned President Bola Tinubu, urging him to avoid favoritism in appointing a new National Chairman for the party.
Following the resignation of Senator Abdullahi Adamu from Nasarawa state as the erstwhile National Chairman, there are reports of attempts to impose Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, the former Governor of Kano state (North West), as his replacement.
The APC North Central Progressives Forum emphasizes the importance of applying the same legal right granted to Osun state to replace Senator Iyiola Omisore, the erstwhile National Secretary, to Nasarawa state or any other state in the North Central.
Comrade Ahmed Suleiman, the Convener of the Forum, expressed dismay at how specific stakeholders from the North Central are endorsing the unfair plan to undermine the zone’s interests.
He reminded President Tinubu of the zone’s consistent support in the past three elections, providing significant votes despite its diverse nature regarding tribes, ethnicities, and religions. Suleiman emphasized that the zone’s votes in the 2023 election were higher than those of other zones.
The Forum urges Tinubu to halt this political misrepresentation and avoid a potential crisis within the party. They appeal to well-meaning Nigerians to stand against this injustice, advocating for fairness and justice in the selection process.
The Forum calls on those supporting the unfair treatment to reconsider their actions and think about the potential consequences such decisions might have on their regions in the future.