A former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, has urged the All Progressives Congress, APC, to zone its national chairmanship position to the South East, to ensure inclusive representation.
Chidoka said the resignation of the APC National Chairman and Secretary has paved the way for the party to reorganise its leadership.
Webteam@ipledge2nigeria reports that Adamu, the APC chairman, tendered his resignation letter on Sunday night.
However, the Deputy National Chairman (North), Senator Abubakar Kyari, has taken over the affairs of the party.
In a statement via his verified Twitter handle on Monday, Chidoka said even though not a member of the APC and ordinarily should not comment on its internal matters, its actions have serious implications for national unity and well-being.
He said that the nation’s unity could only be built on deliberate inclusive policies, advising President Tinubu that it is the time to rise above petty politics and renew the idea of Nigeria.
He wrote, “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.”