If you divide the composition of the 422-member council into the six geopolitical zones, there should be at least 60 people in each, but how many party members from the South East made the list?
Some Southeast chieftains of the APC have lamented their exclusion from the presidential campaign council of the party’s candidate, Bola Tinubu, saying their flag-bearer may be unwittingly pushing them to campaign for the Labour Party’s candidate, Peter Obi, with their massive exclusion from the list.
Reacting to the exclusion of many prominent members of the party in the Southeast geopolitical zone, a chieftain, who spoke on condition of anonymity, argued that the few names that made the list and the inconsequential positions assigned to them are confirmation of the lack of regard Tinubu has for the party’s members from the zone.
While commenting on the list, the party’s chieftain claimed that the former Lagos State governor had inadvertently facilitated what he described as the possibility of many of them secretly campaigning for the LP presidential candidate, expressing disappointment over Tinubu’s action.
“It is clear that Tinubu has no regard for the Igbo members of this party. Why did I say so? If you divide the composition of the 422-member council into the six geopolitical zones, there should be at least 60 people in each, but how many party members from the South East made the list?
“They are not up to 35 or at most 40 people. Does that show respect? Again, he reduced the presidential aspirants of Igbo extraction that contested against him to mere observers with the kind of positions he gave to them,” he argued.