- An APC chieftain has urged youths in Nigeria to ignore Labour Party and support Bola Tinubu in the 2023 presidential election
- Obidike Chukwuebuka called on young people in the country to join hands with Tinubu to build Nigeria
- According to him, Tinubu’s antecedents speak for him and his actions have shown that he would carry youths along in governance
Nnewi - Obidike Chukwuebuka, Director General Conference of APC Support Groups has urged youths in the country to ignore Labour Party and support Bola Tinubu in the 2023 presidential election.
Vanguard newspaper reports that Obidike made the statement while addressing youth groups who paid him a courtesy visit in his home town, Nnewi.
“Tinubu had displayed uncommon leadership capacity as governor and would steer the affairs of the country for the good of all.
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“Tinubu has great plans for youths. We compared what he has done in the past and his future plans for youth to the plans of other candidates and we believe that youths will queue behind Asiwaju,
“I’m optimistic Tinubu would reserve at least 50 percent of all intended cabinet positions for the youth in the spirit of inter-generational equity and national development.
“It is important that as we grow as a people, we must stop the blame-game. The older generation continues to see the youths as the problem and vice versa.”
APC made a mistake appointing Buni as national chairman - Party chieftain
On his part, an APC chieftain and former chief whip of the House of Reps, Hon Samson Osagie has stated that the ruling party made a mistake appointing Governor Mai Mala Buni as an interim national chairman.
Hon Osagie was reacting to a recent court ruling on Governor Gboyega Oyetola's eligibility to be the party's candidate in the Osun governorship election.
While admitting that he has not read the ruling, Hon Osagie told Legit.ng concerning Buni's reign:
“I believe the constitution is very clear on that. For me, I think that is an aberration. Political parties must eschew any attempt to breach the constitution, otherwise it has the capacity of reducing the gains of our democracy and eroding the prevalence of the tenets of the rule of law.
“When the constitution says don't do this, then don't do it. I think it was a huge risk the APC took at that point in time by allowing a serving executive governor and other appointees of government to become party officials. That is the biggest mistake took as a party and I am quite sure that they won't attempt it in future.”
APC to expand campaign council list to accommodate aggrieved chieftains
In a related development, Tinubu is said to have concluded plans to include an additional 2,000 members in the newly constituted presidential campaign council of the APC.
The move was aimed at pacifying APC National Working Committee members and state governors who were dissatisfied with the 422-member campaign council.
2023: Demand for bullet-proof vehicles surge ahead of general elections
Meanwhile, as preparations for the 2023 general elections gain momentum, the demands for bullet-proof Sports Utility Vehicles have increased significantly across the country.
Very Important Personalities, top chieftains and candidates of political parties have been procuring customised vehicles that offer special protection in the run-up to the campaigns and elections.
Apart from ordering armoured vehicles, it was also learnt that politicians were applying for special police protection and procuring other security wares.