Embittered prominent members of the defunct Congress for Progressives Change (CPC) have accused President Muhammadu Buhari of marginalising core members of the party in his appointment.
Citing example with his appointment of Chief Tony Momoh as the chairman of Governing Council of the University of Jos, the CPC stalwarts argued that an insignificant number of the founding National Executive Committee (NEC), state chairmen and leaders of the former CPC were considered for appointment,reported Daily Sun.
The group, in a statement by the national coordinator of Southern Mandate, on behalf of other defunct CPC members in 17 states of the southern region, Comrade Ikonomwan Francis, said the appointment “does not befit our former National Chairman and, therefore, we reject it in totality.” The statement said: “We, members of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in the 17 states of the southern region in Nigeria, under the auspices of southern mandate, wish to express our dismay over the appointment given to Prince Tony Momoh as the chairman Governing Council of the University of Jos.
“We want to state, categorically, the appointment does not befit our former national chairman and, therefore, we reject it in totality. Prince Momoh, in the ruling APC, today, should be given an office or position that can empower his teaming supporters across the country.
“If it is Prince Momoh that made this choice of appointment, it is not acceptable to us. We understand his age, but he should have considered that he can no longer take a position for himself alone, or are they asking all of us to start seeking admission in the University of Jos? What is in Governing Council of a University?” they asked.