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  • Updated: June 17, 2024

Abia APC stakeholders reject Tinubu's board appointments

Abia APC stakeholders reject Tinubu's board appointments

The Abia State Chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, under the banner of the Abia APC Stakeholders Forum, AASF, has expressed strong opposition to most of the nominees for appointments to the governing boards and councils of tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

The Forum specifically rejected all nominees except for Chief Henry Ikoh, a former Minister of State for Science and Technology, and Barrister Chijioke Ikpo.

The Forum contends that the remaining appointees are affiliated with either the Labour Party (LP) or the People's Democratic Party, PDP, which they believe undermines the representation of the APC in these roles.

To address their concerns, the AASF has formally written to President Bola Tinubu, urging him to retract the appointments of these individuals who, according to them, do not represent the APC.
Signed by former Minority Leader of Abia State House of Assembly, Hon. Chijioke Chukwu, who is the convener; Hon. (Barr) Anderson Akaliro, member representing Umuahia North State Constituency, Abia State House of Assembly; Hon. Emeka Okoroafor, former Deputy Minority Leader, Abia State House of Assembly; Dr. Mike Ukoha, former Minority Whip, Abia State House of Assembly and Hon. Ejike Chukwu (Umunneochi State Constituency); Chief Blessing Dans Adokiye from Ukwa West Local Government Area of the State.

Copy of the letter titled: “Nomination into the Governing Boards/Councils of Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria: Request to Withdraw/Remove Abia State Nominees who are not APC Members”, and other party leaders were sent to: President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Tajudeen Abbas; Deputy, Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu; Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator George Akume; Chief of Staff to the President, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila and National Security Adviser (NSA), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu.

Others are: Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Hon. Nkiruka Onyejeocha; National Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Abdullahi Umar Ganduje; National Vice Chairman South-East, APC., Dr. Ijioma Arodiogbu; Abia State APC Chairman, Dr. Kingsley Ononogbu and the 2023 Abia State APC Gubernatorial Candidate, High Chief Ikechi

The apparent aggrieved APC members of the Forum who described the inclusion of the names on the list as a typographical error said leaving them would amount to defeating the essence of party loyalty and political participation.

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