APC youths seek reversal of Ndiomu’s appointment, decry party’s poor reward system. President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged by the Southsouth APC Youth League (SAYL) to quickly revoke Maj.-Gen. As the Temporary Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Program, Barry Ndiomu (rtd) (PAP). The disgruntled party’s youngsters expressed disbelief that Buhari could choose Ndiomu, whom they characterized as a well-known PDP sympathizer, to lead such a significant regional initiative just a few months before the general elections of 2023.
In a statement released on Thursday, the SAYL said that Ndiomu’s appointment had further polarized the party and endangered the chances of the APC winning the upcoming election in the Niger Delta, particularly the Southsouth.
In a statement signed by Hillary Ogbara, the SAYL accused Buhari of imposing a subpar incentive system on the party by appointing confirmed PDP supporters to lead crucial institutions across the nation rather than APC members. “What does President Muhammadu Buhari and others around him actually want?” questioned Ogbara. Do they want the APC to lose the general elections in 2023? It defies our imagination that Ndiomu made this exact appointment.
It seems inconceivable that Ndiomu, a well-known PDP supporter, would be granted such a crucial position to oversee only months before the general election.
“This is one appointment that we cannot accept, and we are requesting that Buhari cancel it right away. It is clear that some people close to Buhari are working tirelessly to bring the APC and the President into disrepute during the next election.
“We have persisted in criticizing the subpar compensation scheme that Buhari’s government imposed within the APC. The committed PDP supporters who have toiled and slaved for the party are being hurt by this government’s continued hiring of well-known PDP leaders and apologists.
Ogbara further bemoaned the fact that Ndiomu, who is from Sagbama in the Bayelsa State, was appointed without the knowledge or approval of APC leaders in the region, including Chief Timipre Sylva, the Minister of State for Petroleum.
In his words, Ndiomu’s selection “has split the APC, produced discontent among party officials, and increased division in the party, rather than stabilizing and energizing the party for the vital goal of winning the 2023 election.
“How can you make such a significant appointment without contacting party leaders in the state, particularly Chief Timipre Sylva, the APC’s leader in Bayelsa?
“We won’t work for the APC in 2023 if this job is not recovered and handed to one out of many talented and dedicated party members in the region.”