…By Jack Sylva for TDPel Media.
Contenders and their Positions:
The three contenders include Sani Musa, vying for the position of deputy Senate President, Ahmed Idris Wase, the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Yusuf Gagdi, who is contesting for the speaker’s position.
Reason for the Request:
The call for them to step down follows the recent appointment of former Benue State Governor, George Akume, as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).
The Northcentral had previously expressed dissatisfaction with the lack of leadership positions for the region in the 10th National Assembly.
President Bola Tinubu appointed Akume as the SGF, as announced in a statement by the State House Director of Information.
This appointment addressed the grievances of the Northcentral region, prompting calls for the contenders to step down.
Call for Unity:
Groups like the North Central Progressives for Development (NCPFD) have called on Wase, Sani, and Gagdi to respect the party’s choice and step down.
They argue that the region’s concerns have been addressed with Akume’s appointment as SGF.
Statement from NCPFD:
Comrade Ibrahim Tajo, Chairman of NCPFD, stated that the President has fulfilled the region’s aspirations with Akume in a significant role.
He emphasized the importance of unity and adherence to the party’s decision in selecting the leadership of the 10th National Assembly.
The request for Northcentral contenders to withdraw from the National Assembly leadership race comes after the appointment of George Akume as SGF.
The Northcentral region considers this appointment as a resolution to their concerns and urges unity among the contenders for the greater benefit of the region.
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