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APC Youths In South-South Want Edo State To Produce Reps Speaker


As various region of Nigeria intensifies moves to grab various exalted positions at the National Assembly (NASS) Youths of All Progressives Congress (APC) from the South-South region, have called on leadership of the party to zone the speakership or deputy speakership of the House of Representatives to Edo State.

According to them, by so doing, the impact of the APC-led National Assembly will be felt in the all-important zone of the country.

To this end, the APC youths suggested the name of the incumbent Majority Leader of the state House of Assembly and the candidate of the APC for Etsako Federal Constituency in the just concluded National Assembly elections, Hon. Philip Shaibu, as the one suitable for that office.

Similarly, it will be recalled that the Niger Delta Peoples Conference, had in a recent statement by its leader, Iyamu Osaro, urged the leadership of the APC to either give the speakership of the incoming parliament to Shaibu; the member representing Owan Federal Constituency, Pally Iriase; or Comrade Peter Akpatason representing Akoko Edo Federal constituency.

However, a statement by the Coordinator of the youths in the zone, Dr Oghene Ejiro made available to newsmen weekend in Benin, stressed the need for the leadership of the party “to give the position to a vibrant youth leader, former student Union President in the person of Shaibu, who had proved that he can be relied upon always in his eight years reign in the Edo state House of Assembly as the Majority Leader of the House.

The statement reads: “We believe that Shaibu has the capacity to mobilize not only our youths from the region but the elders of the South- South for APC because the APC needs to consolidate in the region so as to chase the PDP out of this region completely.

“Edo State being the only state that produced National Assembly members so far, needs to be compensated for not selling our votes to the PDP like other states in the South South and the South East have done today,”.

“Philip Shaibu is not a neophyte when it comes to law making haven spent eight years in the state House of Assembly, it is our strong belief that the APC will learn to empower our youths so as to take over from the elders such as Asiwaju Bola Tinubu who has given Nigerians this great party called the APC.

“So we are appealing that the position of the Speaker or the Deputy Speaker be given to Shaibu who has made us proud in Edo state today”.


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