A coalition of Christians of northern extraction in All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday asked that the position of the Deputy National Chairman, North of the party should be left to a Northern Christian to occupy.
The Coalition stated this in a communique issued at the end of the expanded meeting of its executive committee and some select stakeholders. The Communique was signed by Chairman, Communique Drafting Committee, Prof. Doknan Sheni and Senator John Danboyi.
The group had in recent time been clamouring for religious consideration in sharing of positions in the party National Working Committee ahead of the national convention.
The APC National Convention comes up on 25th March 2022, where a new leadership that will direct the affairs of the party is expected to emerge.
The coalition while demanding adherence to the party’s procedures in the election of its national officers, they argued that such zoning considerations would help foster national unity.
The coalition stated: “Following the reports that a consensus candidate is recommended for geopolitical zone; The executive Committee and some critical adoption at the forthcoming National convention of our great party, APC, stakeholders of APC Christians in the 19 Northern States met on 7th the position of Deputy National Chairman (North) to the North-East based on the recommendation of the zoning committee, decided as follows:
“To congratulate Mr President and the entire APC family on the forthcoming National Convention.
“Further to the resolution contained in our communique of 13th February calling for religious balance and all-inclusiveness in
the leadership of the party, we recommend a Christian be Chairman (North) in the forthcoming National Convention.”