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July 18, 2023

APC leadership: South-East should produce next National Chairman – Osita Chidoka

Osita Chidoka

Osita Chidoka

A former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, has justified why next national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC should be produced by the South East.

According to Chidoka, zoning to chairmanship of the party to South-East would ensure inclusive representation.

Chidoka stated this in a statement via his verified Twitter handle on Monday.

According to him, the resignation of the APC National Chairman and Secretary has paved the way for the party to reorganise its leadership.

Recall that the party’s National Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu and National Secretary, Iyiola Omisore resigned their positions respectively on Sunday.

Following the resignation of the duo, Senator Abubakar Kyari emerged as the new APC National Chairman and announced Adamu and Omisore’s resignation as national officers of the party.

Chidoka noted that the nation’s unity could only be built on deliberate inclusive policies.

He however, urged President Bola Tinubu that it is the time to rise above petty politics and renew the idea of Nigeria.

The former minister stated, “APC National Chairman and Secretary resigned today, paving the way for the Party to reorganise its leadership. I am not a member of the APC and ordinarily should not comment on its internal matters, however, as a current ruling party, its actions have serious implications for national unity and well-being.

“As a Nigerian, patriot, student of our national history, and proponent of intentional national rebirth, I recommend that the APC zone the National Chairmanship to the South East, to ensure inclusive representation.

“Some will say the SE did not vote for the party and President Tinubu, my answer will be that the Southwest did not vote for NPN when Chief Akinloye was the powerful Chairman of NPN. Also, the Southwest did not vote for PDP when President Obasanjo was nominated and elected President of Nigeria.

“Our national unity can only be built on deliberate, inclusive policies.

“The resignation of the APC Chairman presents an opportunity for the Party to reaffirm its national credentials and depart from its inglorious past of naked nepotism and gross insensitivity to our national consensus by zoning the position of National Chairman to the Southeast.

“Mr. President, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the time to rise above petty politics and renew the idea of Nigeria is now. A South East National Chairman for the APC would be a step in the right direction.”