The presidential electoral body of the All Progressive Congress is uneasy as the Northeast’s largest youth alliance threatens to withdraw its support for the Tinub/Shetima presidential election.
Young people, joined by other stakeholders tasked with the APC’s grassroots mobilization, expressed disgust at the treatment from the APC’s vice-presidential candidate, Kassim Shetima.
Even though Festus Keyamo, a spokesman for the Tinubu-Shettima presidential election council, dismissed the group as less important than others, the threat of a withdrawal made on Thursday caused anxiety in the APC.
Speaking to the press in Abuja on Thursday, Shaibu Tilde, Acting Chair of the APC North-East You and Stakeholders Forum, said: Also, out of our love for our great party, the All Progressive Congress, we are obliged to make this timely intervention before the fortunes of our party in the region sink.
“With less than two months to the General Election and no room for error, we don’t need to stress that this is an injury time for the game, but instead focus our attention on tightening up all loose ends. It should be, but it’s not, with our party in the northeast,” said Tilde.
It is with deep regret and concern to report that the fortunes of the great Northeast party are on the verge of collapse due to the relentless, careless and exclusive leadership style of Vice Presidential Candidate Mr. Hong. . Qasim Shetima.
“The Northeast APC Youth Forum has watched with tears as many of its supporters continue to defect to the PDP. , seem to turn a blind eye to these heinous developments in our party in the region.
“We youths of the northeast have lost their zonal treasurers in the state of Borno, where they are based. It is worth noting that the government has led more than half a million young people to PDP.
“As if that weren’t enough, our zonal organization secretary, Hong. Murtala Gamzi of Taraba has led more than 200 young people into the NNPP, and the women leader of the zone, Amina Manga of Bauchi, has led over 100 young people into the NNPP. We have led millions of women to PDP,” he added.
he said: Party. This is absolutely unacceptable.
“In light of this, we urge the party’s vice-presidential candidate, the Prime Minister. Please correct the mistake of
“The group, which was headed by the current Acting President at the time, is on record. , has invested enormous human and financial resources.
“While we are not seeking compensation from Senator Shetima, we do recognize the party’s formidable youth force that brazenly endorsed Senator Kassim after he realized his ambition to become a reality as the vice-presidential candidate. It stems from the fact that there was no Northeast region.
“As a result, the Northeast APC Youth Forum would like to withdraw its explicit support for Senator Shetima.
“Our actions should not be misunderstood and should be judged by the love we have for our loved ones.
“While we intend to take next steps regarding his candidacy in the coming days, I would like to express my unwavering support for presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Tinub and the APC. My beloved party in the upcoming general elections. We will continue to work hard to advance and win.”
However, a spokesman for the presidential campaign council, Tinub Shetima, said, “A correction needs to be made to what they said. There are so many support groups working for the party in the northeast. Yes, and we strive to give equal attention to all.”
Pointing out that the issues raised will be investigated, Keyamo said, “We need everyone. We don’t perceive ourselves as better than others. Everyone matters.”
“If some group thinks they are the most important or deserve to be pampered more than others, we will not accept that.
“A vice presidential candidate is someone who wants to treat them all as equally as possible.
“Again, the figures quoted in their statements are overly exaggerated to attract attention. Is not.
“First of all, looking at the APC registry, how many registered members are there in the Northeast as a party? So they’re taking everyone out of the party.
“That said, we need a group and we’re going to talk to them. But they shouldn’t overestimate themselves,” Keyamo warned the group.