Ministerial List: Why APC Support Groups, ICC are not smiling  - CAVEAT TIMES


Monday, July 31, 2023

Ministerial List: Why APC Support Groups, ICC are not smiling 

The Tinubu Ministerial List has triggered a wave of reactions, with various groups expressing their dissatisfaction with the absence of key figures who played instrumental roles in the success of the government. Support groups, such as the Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), are feeling neglected and undervalued as they perceive a sense of unfair treatment akin to the phrase "monkey dey work, baboon dey chop."
These support groups worked tirelessly during the Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) and the Grassroots Independent Campaign Council (ICC) investing their hard-earned funds into the cause without receiving any financial support for six months. They played a crucial role in giving the campaign the necessary impetus, yet they now find themselves on the sidelines, watching others reap the benefits of their efforts.
The snubbing of the leadership of these support groups and the PCC has raised serious concerns within the ranks of party loyalists. This situation reminds them of the Buhari administration, where support groups were used and then discarded, leaving dedicated individuals feeling marginalized and unappreciated.
The absence of key figures who spearheaded the campaign and fought a hard battle for victory has particularly disappointed many. *Prominent names such as Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State James Abiodun Faleke, Femi Fani-Kayode, Onanuga, Soji Akanbi, Dayo Adeyeye, Gbenga Obadara, Omole, Hilliard Etta, Ogala SAN, Elton Onwu, Ajiboye, Meseko, Abe, Obono-Obla and Festus Keyamo* are missing from the list. These individuals are well-known party faithful who have consistently supported the party's agenda.
The most ridiculous is the situation with the front runner organisation for the Tinubu Presidential Campaign-SWAGA and their foot soldiers in the South West with the likes of Senators Dayo Adeyeye in Ekiti, Gbenga Obadara in Ogun State, Soji Akanbi in Oyo State consigned to dustbin when it comes to rewarding them with Ministerial appointments. Their Governors deprived them of their Senatorial tickets because they brought SWAGA to their States and not following their candidates in the build up to the Party Primaries.
They spent their resources from 2020 to date to maintain their followers, going round the South West States as well adjoining States canvassing for support for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu Presidency.
As the party faithful eagerly await the release of the next list of cabinet members, loyalists are growing increasingly concerned that those who truly understand and invest in the party's success will continue to be overlooked. This lack of recognition is disheartening for those who dedicated their time, energy, and resources to promote the party's ideals.
The support groups, PCC and ICC members believe that it is essential for the government to acknowledge their efforts and contributions by including them in key roles within the cabinet. They argue that the inclusion of individuals with a deep understanding of the party's vision and those who have demonstrated their commitment through their tireless work would be instrumental in ensuring the successful implementation of the Renewed Hope Manifesto.
Party loyalists are calling on the government to reconsider its selection process and prioritize individuals who have proven their loyalty and dedication to the party's cause. They believe that this approach will not only ensure the inclusivity of all key stakeholders but also create a sense of unity and motivation within the party.
In addition to their concerns about the absence of key figures, support groups, ICC and PCC members are also troubled by the fact that those who knew their commitment and sacrifice to the campaign are absent from the list. They argue that a more inclusive and participatory approach, which involves consultation with party members, would help to address these concerns and foster a stronger sense of trust and unity within the party.
The government must recognize and appreciate the efforts of those who played instrumental roles in its success. By including these individuals in key cabinet positions, the government can demonstrate its commitment to harnessing the full potential of its most dedicated members while also restoring faith and confidence in the party.
The upcoming release of the next list of cabinet members will undoubtedly be a critical moment for the government to address these concerns and ensure that the party's supporters are rewarded for their unwavering dedication. Only through fair representation, inclusion, and recognition can the party foster a sense of unity, motivation, and commitment among its members. The time to act is now.

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