APC Youths Appeals For Additional South East Ministerial Slot
By Chukwuka Ugokwe, Awka
The South East Young Progressives Forum has called on President Bola Tinubu to consider appointment of additional ministerial appointments from the South East Geo Political Zone.
Addressing a news conference in Awka, the National Convener of the Group, Pascal Candle, urged the President to correct the glaring imbalance in the entire ministerial list.
“Following the latest ministerial nominations from other zones,we therefore wish to cry unto Mr President to find a way to remedy this glaring anomaly.We appeal that at least two additional ministers need to be appointed from the South East,” he said.
While commending the President for incorporating the youths into his government, the body reasoned that the zone has a pool of highly qualified young professionals with capacity to fill the position of Youth Development Ministry for the sake balance and equity.
“With the nomination of Ministers of Youth Development from Kwara and Ondo States,South East with five states remain the only zone among the six zones without an additional Minister.In fact,we have only five Ministers without any zonal representation.
“We are therefore immensely hopeful and sincerely praying that Mr President will heed to our plea of nominating an extra Minister for the South East to give the Progressives in the zone more sense of belonging and most importantly to bring vitality to the Ministry of Youths,” Pascal added.