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APC Congress: Group support Hon. Yakubu Datti for Plateau chairman

12th October, 2021

Concerned Progressives, members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), have urged the party to cide it's chairmanship seat to the Southern zone of the State.

The group also said its heavy weight of support is thrown in favour of Hon. Yakubu Datti, to serve as Chairman of the party in the forthcoming Saturday congress.

This was contained in a resolution signed by the group's Chairman, Eplong Naa'anlong Joseph and his Secretary, Kabir Yusuf Umar, issued to pressmen Tuesday in Jos.

They said the resolution was reached at an emergency meeting held on Monday in Jos, after the swearing in of LGCs chairmen, by his Excellency Governor Simon Lalong

They said as the APC, get sets for the State Congress it has become important for them to call on State Govenor Simon Lalong, been the leader and all critical stakeholders of the party to see reason in allocating positions of leadership in the party to the three senatorial zones.

"It is factual that the chairman of the party from inception was cided to the Central zone, the Secretary to the Northern zone, Governorship to the South zone, and deputy Governor to the Central zone.

"It is also practicable that the positions of SGS and House speaker are all cided to the Northern zone, exhibiting fairness, equity and justice to the zones of the state," they said.

The group said now that the principles of gentleman arrangements is about to shift the sharing formula, "we deems it wise to urge that the Chairmanship position of the party should be cided to the Southern zone, while that of the Secretary should be left at the Northern zone."

They said: "We urge that the Chairmanship position should either be zoned to Mikang or Qua'anpan LGAs, where party loyalist like Hon. Yakubu Datti, whose experience nows no bound should prefferably be made the chairman."

They said their position is predicated on the thought that the Governorship seat of the APC will be shifted to the Central zone.


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