Group campaigns for APC National Chairman to come from North central
By Aanya Igomu, Abuja
A political group, the North Central Council of the All Progressives Congress, APC has appealed to leaders of the party to zone the position of the National Chairman to the North Central geopolitical zone of Nigeria.
The leader of the group, Dr. Kassim Muhammad made the appeal in a press briefing at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja.
He explained that zoning the National Chairman position to Northcentral will create equity and fairness.
“As the party prepares for a convention that will usher in democratically elected national executives, we the North Central Council are appealing to our leader, President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC Governors as well as key stakeholders of the party across the country to consider the North Central for the position of the national chairman of the party.
“The reasons for this agitation are stemmed from the fact that the North West as presently constituted has a sitting President of the country who is still left with two years to complete his eight years tenure in office.
“The North East is presently occupying the position of the Senate president, and the only geo-political zone in the North left is the North Central and for fairness and equity, the national Chairmanship of the party should be zoned to the North Central” he said.
Rescind presidential ambition
Also in the spirit of equity, Dr Muhammad appealed to the Governor of Kogi, North central Nigeria, Yahaya Bello to drop his Presidential ambition to create room for someone from the southern part of the country to emerge as the APC Presidential candidate.
He called on the Kogi state governor to join the campaign of getting a National Chairman from the North central.
“The North Central Council is equally appealing to the Governor of Kogi State, His Excellency Yahaya Bello to have a rethink over his 2023 presidential ambition as it will be fair in the spirit of one Nigeria to allow the southern part of the country to produce the next president come 2023.
“We strongly believe that conceding the presidential ticket of our party, the APC to the southern part of the country would enhance equity and political justice. We believe that the Kogi State Governor is a true Democrat who beliefs in one Nigeria.
“We are therefore appealing to His Excellency Yahaya Bello to drop his presidential ambition, and join us in the campaign to ensure that the North Central produces the next APC national chairman” he said.