The South-East APC Presidency Project 2023 has carpeted the All Progressives Congress’s National Caretaker Committee over its failure to include at least one South-Easterner in the 10-Man Mobilization Committee.
The group expressed the displeasure in a statement issued on Wednesday, by National Coordinator Chinedu Jideofo-Ogbuagu South-East APC Presidency Project 2023.
According to the statement, we note with utter disbelief that the National Caretaker Committee of our great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), on 12th January 2021 inaugurated a 10-man national committee for membership registration/revalidation without even one South-Easterner in the Committee.
“We would rather believe that this was a careless oversight on the part of the persons who compiled that list. And we expect that the Governor Mala Buni-led National Caretaker Committee will now correct that reckless error.
“We will not request that anyone already inaugurated should be removed to accommodate the South-East. Rather, we hereby call for an immediate increase of the number of members of the Mobilization Committee to 12 and two South-Easterners also appointed and inaugurated.
“Like in the other five geopolitical zones, proper mobilization for membership registration/revalidation must hold in the South-East APC and only South-Easterners will be welcomed to lead the process in that geopolitical zone.
Just yesterday, the Mala Buni-led caretaker committee on Tuesday inaugurated Nigeria’s APC women and youth mobilisation team ahead of its forthcoming membership registration and revalidation exercise.
The members include the Kogi State governor Yahaya Bello who served as chairman of the newly inaugurated committee, while the Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, and Al-Mustapha Medaner were appointed as vice-chairman and secretary respectively.
others named as members include Akinremi Olaide, Nse Ituen, Yekini Nabena, Abubakar Yusuf, Ismaeel Ahmed, Stella Okotete and James Lalu.