Defunct CPC Members Beg Buhari For SGF Position
Members of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) are not happy with President Muhammadu Buhari.
Buhari was one of the founders of the party before it merged with three other parties to formed the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The members have accused Buhari of marginalizing them in the scheme of things.
The aggrieved members mostly from the southern part of the country said they are hungry and angry at the President for neglecting them.
The members under the aegis of Southern Mandate of Nigeria said none of the key members of the defunct CPC is occupying any position in the present government.
The group is demanding the appointment of one of its key leaders as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation to replace Babachir David Lawal who was suspended for alleged corrupt practices.
The group in a statement by Comrade Francis said key Leaders of the defunct CPC who were the driving force of Presidential bid and consistently mobilize 12.5 million votes for him in 2003, 2007, 2011 and repeated same in 2015 general elections are conspicuously absent in his government.
The statement reads: “We, core members of the defunct Congress of Progressive Change (CPC) from the seventeen Southern States of Nigeria wish to remind President Mohammadu Buhari of the Marginalization of Core members of the Defunct Congress of Progressive Change in his Government, even as we welcome him back Home from his Medical trip Abroad. We give God the Glory for bringing him back Home Hale and Healthy.
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“As you have returned, we want you to urgently address the burning issue of marginalization of Core members of the defunct CPC which led to our advocacy for the appointment of the core member of the defunct CPC as a replacement for the suspended SGF.
“It is pertinent to remind Mr President that there are persons that started the struggle, stayed with him all through the hard times, some of them who were his co-visioner and who encouraged him to come into politics since 2003.
"When Mr.President came into politics, these persons planned with him, strategies for him and at last won for him".