APC Group demands level playing field for aspirants
An All Progressives Congress (APC) group has demanded a level playing field for those aspiring for various positions during the national convention of the party scheduled to take place next month.
The Rebirth Group led by Mr. Aliyu Audu said that the decision by the Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni-led caretaker committee to conduct the convention provides the needed atmosphere for the party to refocus and concentrate on more urgent matters as the 2023 general elections approach.
The group called on the Buni-led caretaker committee to reappraise the issue of inclusion and reward system within the party which would further give every member a sense of belonging and encourage greater dedication and commitment to the interests and ideals of the APC as a political institution.
“It is important that the convention planning committee immediately begin to reflect the issue of reward for party members across the country by ensuring that the committees and sub-committees for the convention areas are as representative and encompassing as possible.
“All party members must be made to have a renewed sense of belonging with their engagement to participate in party activities. This is the tradition that we hope the caretaker committee will bequeath to the National Working Committee that will be elected at the convention.
“We also plead that the agitation of young people who constitute the greater percentage of the party’s foot soldiers be looked into. The youth of APC have consistently yearned for opportunities to take part in party activities. The planned convention, therefore, presents a perfect chance to take on board as many of them as possible.
“On our part, we recommend that at least 50 per cent of the membership of all committees and sub-committees for the convention be reserved for party members of both gender who are 50 years and below,” the group advised.