APC North-East Youth Stakeholders Forum threatens to withdraw support for Shettima

Agency report
The North East All Progressive Congress (APC)Youth Stakeholders Forum on Thursday in Abuja, threatened to withdrew its support for the party’s Vice-Presidential candidate, Sen. Kashim Shettima ahead of Feb. 25 presidential election.
Alhaji Shaibu Tilde,Chairman of the forum at a news conference, said it would however continue to work for the advancement and victory of the APC and all its other candidates in the coming elections.
He recalled that the forum had earlier threw its support behind Shettima and committed resources to ensure he emerged as the part’s Vice-Presidential candidate.
“We do not seek compensation from Shettima, but our resentment stems from his failure to recognise a formidable youth force of the party.
“As a result, the North-East APC Youth Stakeholders Forum wishes to withdraw its unequivocal support for Shettima,our actions should not be misinterpreted, but rather judged by our affection for our dear party.
“While we intend to take our next steps regarding his candidacy in the coming days, we would like to express our unwavering support for our Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and the APC,” he said.
Tilde said the forum was however saddened to be in the news for what others would interpret as a negative reason at this time.
“But we are also obligated by our love for our great party, the APC, to make this timely intervention before our party’s fortunes in the region sinks.
“We do not need to emphasise that this is an injury time for the game because the general elections are less than two months away, leaving no room for error.
“But instead attention must be focused on tightening all loose ends, which is not the case with our party in the North-East.
“It is with deep regret and concern that we report that the fortunes of our great party in the North-East are on the verge of collapse due to obstinate, careless, and exclusive leadership style,” he said.
He added that the forum had watched with regret as the party’s supporters in the region continued to defect to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He said the trend was unfortunately worsening by the day with some of the party’s leaders turning a blind eye to the development.
Tilde decried the defection of the party’s members in the region to the PDP, including its zonal treasurer Yusuf Banki and his supporters.
“As if that wasn’t enough, our Zonal Organising Secretary, Murtala Gamji of Taraba, led over two hundred youth to the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP).
“And our Zonal Women Leader, Amina Manga of Bauchi, led one million women to the PDP.
“Of the eight million youth votes we have already mobilised for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, our presidential candidate for the presidential polls,  over 3 million had been plundered through defections,” he said.
While stressing that this was unacceptable, Tilde urged the party’s leaders in the region to reverse their steps and correct the errors for the sake of the party, the region, and its teaming youth

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