- The All Progressives Congress South East Youth Forum appealed to |President Buhari to give Igbos key appointment
- The group said this will allow for a smooth succuess of the APC in 2023
The All Progressives Congress South East Youth Forum has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to consider the region for key political appointment in his second term.
Vanguard reports that the group in a communiqué following its meeting in Enugu said the party has made inroad into the south east.
It said for this success to be consolidated, key positions should be given to Igbos.
The group said: “We express our satisfaction that the APC remarkably garnered more votes in the South East in 2019 than when compared to 2015. This is because of the numerous projects the Buhari administration has embarked on in the South East
“We use this opportunity to plead with our fatherly President Mohammadu Buhari and the leadership of APC to give more political appointments to the South East to prepare the zone for electoral success in the crucial 2023 elections.
The group also congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari and other APC candidates who won various positions at the polls for their resounding victory.
“At the end of the meeting, we unanimously resolved to congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari on his merited re-election in the 2019 general election.
“We also wish to congratulate the APC Senator-elect from Abia State, H. E. Chief Dr Orji Uzo Kalu, House of Reps members-elect from Abia state Rt Hon Mrs Nkeiruka Onyejiocha and Hon Benjamin Okezie, and Hon Chike Okafor and Hon Ugonna Ozurigbo from Imo state. “
Meanwhile, a group has filed a suit against the All Progressives Congress (APC) for excluding the south east region for the 9th National Assembly leadership zoning arrangement.
In a suit filed before the Federal High Court, Abuja on Thursday, May 2, the Kingdom Human Rights Foundation International challenged the decision of the APC to zone the leadership of the National Assembly in a manner that would exclude the south east region of Nigeria.
In an originating summon marked FHC/ABJ/CS/477/2019, the group and a member of the ruling party Kenneth Uzochukwu ( second plaintiff in the matter) prayed the court to determine whether the first defendant (APC), can ignore the express provisions of Section 224 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in zoning by determining which of the six geo-political zones in Nigeria produces the presiding and principal officers of the 9th National Assembly.
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