Members of the Kwara Progressive Squad have appealed to President Bola Tinubu to appoint grassroots politicians who voted massively for the All Progressive Congress across all levels in the 2023 general elections.
The News Agency of Nigeria reported that, in a press release made available to the media at the weekend by the group’s convener, Suleiman Tunji Alabi, the group emphasized the significance of selecting accomplished and dependable grassroots politicians, individuals who possess expertise in their respective fields.
While commending the appointment of Mr. Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), the group besought the President to extend his consideration towards appointing additional qualified grassroots politicians within Kwara state.
The group noted that such appointments will not only ensure the maintenance of balance, equity, and a fair reward system within the party but also solidify its foundation.
Alabi said, “Through this medium, we humbly appeal to our esteemed leader, President Bola Tinubu, to carefully contemplate the wisdom in appointing more of our esteemed members to various positions at the federal level. Our ranks comprise seasoned and capable grassroots politicians who possess both the professionalism and qualifications required to execute the President’s Renewed Hope Agenda.
“This strategic move will undoubtedly foster a spirit of enthusiasm among party loyalists, motivating them to redouble their dedication in propelling the government’s policies and initiatives to fruition.
“The merits of appointing grassroots politicians cannot be overstated. Their unwavering efforts and contributions have been instrumental in securing the party’s triumph at both local and national scales.
“These individuals possess an intimate connection to the grassroots and, as a result, are equipped to convey the sentiments and concerns of the people directly to the President. Additionally, they are uniquely positioned to apprise the President of grassroots-level issues that warrant attention.
“In light of this, the group earnestly urges President Tinubu to consider our appeal and take into account the invaluable role that grassroots politicians have played, and continue to play, in shaping the success and resonance of the APC. Recognizing their dedication through meaningful appointments will undoubtedly strengthen the party’s foundation and further the collective aspirations of our great nation.
“Judging by the performance of Kwara State in giving 100% victories to APC and being one of the states that gave APC and Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu presidency full hope immediately after the general election. Kwarans are wondering why some states where APC could not even have 30% during the Presidential Election, are now having more than one ministerial nominees, even having Special Advisers appointments in addition. So what is our offence in Kwara?
“Out of almost 100 appointments made so far by Mr. President since his inauguration, Kwara State has just only one, who is not even a politician. The situation is viewed by many as neglect.
“We know our President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his brilliant sense of judgement, we therefore call for appointment of some of our grassroot politicians, those who contributed immensely to the victories of APC in the last election. This will strengthen our party victories in the state and complement efforts of the State Governor in giving dividend of democracy to the electorates”.