Defunct CPC members seek inclusion in Tinubu’s government

Some chieftains of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), who are former members of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), have demanded inclusion in the government of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Recall that the ruling APC is a product of a merger among leading opposition political parties, including the defunct CPC and the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) ahead of the 2015 general elections.

The Defunct CPC National Youth Leader, Mallam Abubaka Maikudi, made the demand via a statement made available to newsmen on Thursday.

He also congratulated the newly inaugurated Ministers of the current administration.

He said many defunct ACN leaders were made ministers and given top board appointments during the administration of former President Muhammadu Buhari.

He insisted that it is expected that Tinubu will do the same by carrying along leaders of defunct CPC in his administration.

“We acknowledge that they are all competent hands with rich qualifications and extensive experience. We believe that they will assist the president to push policies and lead reforms that will take Nigeria to a greater height. They should justify the trust the President has reposed in them.

“We recall that Mr. President who was of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) bloc played very crucial roles together with former President Muhammadu Buhari of our own defunct CPC bloc in birthing the APC, which defeated then incumbent PDP in an unprecedented election in the history of Nigeria.

“Despite the fact that we have merged into APC, the various interests we represented before the merger are clear. As an experienced politician, we believe President Bola Ahmed Tinubu knows that politics involves satisfying all interests.

“A lot of defunct ACN leaders were made Ministers and given top Board appointments during the administration of PMB. It is therefore expected that the Administration of BAT will do the same by carrying along leaders of defunct CPC in his administration.

“We have competent members both in the North and South whom the President can take up for appointments. We mobilised heavily for President Tinubu during the elections. Our belief in his capacity was not in doubt. We therefore want to join his team to bring Renewed Hope to Nigerians. We recall that the President promised to run an inclusive administration,” he said.

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