By Sunday Isuwa, Abuja
A group under the auspices of Northern APC Youths have called for a review of their party’s zoning at the national assembly and called on the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu to ensure that the North Central get the office of the speaker of the 10th Assembly.
According to the group, the North Central contributed a lot to the APC adding that they deserve the office of the speaker.
Speaking at a press conference, the leader of the group who is also a member of the APC presidential campaign Council, Hon Yakubu Abubakar, said haven played a great role in the recent politics that brought victory to the APC, they are requesting that the office of the speaker should be zoned to the North central
“It’s time to pay us back with a sustainable leadership system that will benefit us, the Northern youths and all Nigerians.
“Our unflinching support in the recent electioneering campaign was massive and unambiguous. As the party scout for a candidate, we advise them to consider committed leaders, with competency, capacity and good character,
“We appeal to the APC National Working Committee (APC-NWC) to as a matter of urgency, withdraw in totality their Zoning which was released on 8th May, 2023 and indicating their interest in Zoning The Senate President to South – South and Speakership to North-West.
“The National Party leaders and National Assembly leadership should always put it at the forefront of the interest of Nigerians not their interest first as our votes speak louder in every election that counts.
“We want to say categorically that we disagree and are against this APC-NWC zoning and call for total withdrawal of the Zoning as it did not speak to our 2023 Presidential efforts.
“Furthermore we call on Mr. President H.E Bola Ahmed Tinubu to intervene and look thoroughly into the unavoidably zonal efforts during the 2023 Presidential election, and the delivery of the both leaders of the 10th Assembly.
“Mr. President Elect sir, it will be a good choice if Hon. Ahmed Wase the current Deputy Speaker of the 9th Assembly take the mantle of the 10th Assembly Leadership as he is the most qualify and dedicated person among all the candidates aspiring for the position of Speakership; he is a man we sighted and whom we always defined by Late Yusuf Maitama Sule Words of wisdom; “We need leaders who will not steal, leaders who are incorruptible, leaders who will look at the lot of the common man with the eyes of a compatriot not with the eyes of the privileged few, leaders not Rulers, Leaders with fire in their belly but humanity at heart,” the group said adding that if truly politics is about investment and conciliations, “we call on our Present Elect again to H.E Bola Ahmed Tinubu to Zone it to North Central and to Hon. Ahmed Wase of Plateau State.
“We therefore call on the support of Ahmed Idris Wase due to his achievements in quality leadership representation as the Speaker of the 10th assembly in the green chamber,” the group added.