The youth caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the North-central zone wants President Muhammadu Buhari to cede the position of Secretary to the Government of Federation (SGF) to the zone as a reward for their loyalty to the APC.
The youths also want the leadership of the APC to ensure equity in sharing of National Assembly leadership positions among the six geo-political zones.
Zonal youth leader of the APC in the North-central, Terver Aginde, said that haven lost out in the race for speaker of the House of Representatives, the government should compensate them with the position of the SGF having given the party the second highest figure during the last election.
Aginde said there was also the need for the Adams Oshiomhole’s led APC National Working Committee to urgently call a NEC meeting to heal wounds and build a stronger and United APC.
“We don’t see any reason for suspending people in the party. Instead, a NEC meeting should be called to review all that went wrong and find a lasting way of bringing the party back to its promises to Nigerians.”
While pleading with President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that anybody to be appointed as Minister of Youths and Sport gets 2/3 endorsement from the party’s youth wing, Aginde said this is necessary so as to get the youths fully involved in APC administration.
“APC is a national party and it should be given a national look by building a united Nigeria that will accommodate all the six geo-political zones, not minding religion or tribe,” the caucus said.