- A group within the ruling APC has commended the party for postponing its forthcoming national convention
- According to the group, the postponement of the political exercise is an opportunity for the APC to deepen its internal democracy
- The northern group also reiterated its support for Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi as its preferred presidential aspirant in 2023
FCT, Abuja - Ahead of the rescheduled national convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC), a group operating under the aegis of Concerned Northern APC Youth Forum has insisted on equity and fairness as means of strengthening the party for its acceptability in the 2023 general elections.
Speaking at a press conference attended by a Legit.ng reporter on Tuesday, February 22 in Abuja, chairman of the group, Hon. Suleiman Liba said it was important for the APC to strictly allow internal democracy to minimize those issues that may put the party at risk.
He said the rescheduled national convention was an opportunity to allow people to play roles that would deepen democracy in the country.
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“Our body, the Concerned Northern APC Youth Forum just completed our consultation tour of the entire 19 states and the people are not expecting anything less from the party hierarchy.
“On the basis of the above, the Concerned APC Northern Youth Forum further throws her weight behind the candidature of Engr. David Nweze Umahi for president as it reflects the wishes of the people, especially from the north where we carried out a very successful consultation.”
Hon. Liba also commended the masses whom he referred to as stakeholders within the process of electioneering, for their readiness and resolve towards participating in the elections, while he further applauded the youths within the northern part of the country for their conduct so far.
APC convention: Respect party supremacy, Nabena tells aggrieved chieftains
Meanwhile, the deputy national publicity secretary of the APC, Hon. Yekini Nabena, has sounded a note of caution to some members he described as "fifth columnists and their sponsors" against the national leadership of the ruling party.
He described the recent activities of some APC members as an act of insubordination against the party leadership.
Nabena warned that those sponsoring campaigns of calumny on national television and in other media platforms against APC national leadership should know that national convention will come and go but the damage they would have cost the party's image will remain.
APC forum to Buhari: Anoint credible chairmanship aspirant from north-central
In a related development, a group known as the Concerned APC Members Forum has written a letter asking President Muhammadu Buhari to anoint a credible national chairmanship aspirant ahead of the APC national convention.
The group asked the president to choose among those aspiring from the north-central ahead of the convention.
The forum in a letter dated Friday, February 11, and addressed to the president also advised Buhari to look into the records of the various individuals aspiring to lead the party.