A youth caucus of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the North-central has called for an emergency National Executive Council (NEC) to address some salient matters before the May 29 inauguration.
The group urged the Adams Oshiomhole’s led APC National Working Committee to hold a NEC not only because it was long overdue but desirable as it would make it possible to heal wounds caused by the general elections.
“We also advise the party to heal wounds and build a stronger and United APC rather than destroy it.
“We don’t see any reason of 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.”
The youth caucus particularly demanded the position of Secretary to the Government of Federation (SGF) for the region even as it also urged the party to ensure equity in sharing of National Assembly leadership positions among the six geo-political zones.
The forum under the leadership of the APC Zonal Youth Leader, Comrade Terver Aginde, made this public an emergency meeting it held Sunday in Lafia.
A statement released in Abuja Monday and signed by the youth leader said the caucus deliberated on several issues affecting the zone and the party at the national level and came to conclusion that a National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the party was overdue.
He pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that anybody appointed as minister of youth and sport gets two-third endorsement from the party’s youth wing.
This approach he said would be necessary 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.