The North-west zonal leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), have demanded the position of vice presidential slot in the 2023 general elections.
North-west region comprises Kano, Kaduna, Zamfara, Sokoto, Kebbi, Jigawa and Kastina states.
Rising from a consultative meeting held on Thursday in Abuja, the leaders said they will engage the presidential candidate of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu over the issue..
A communique signed by the APC zonal chairman (North-west) Salihu Moh Lukman, said APC governors, governorship candidates and ministers from the states of the zone were in attendance.
The leaders acknowledged the challenges facing some state chapters of the party and resolved to promote efforts at reconciliation as an urgent priority
The communique read: “The meeting welcomed the initiative to commence this consultative meeting as vital for strengthening the APC in the North-West and improve leadership engagements and cohesion within the zone.
“Participants received the zonal report from the National Vice Chairman (North-West) and reviewed the state of the party at the national level and within the zone.
“The zonal meeting welcomed the successful conclusion of primaries at the state and national levels. Participants acknowledged the challenges facing some state chapters of the party and resolved to promote efforts at reconciliation as an urgent priority.
“The meeting noted the contribution of the North-West to the emergence and growth of the APC and its electoral viability, with the North-West providing about 39% of the votes the APC recorded in the 2019 and 2015 presidential elections.
“Therefore, the zone resolved to aggregate its interests and vital concerns and engage accordingly with the presidential candidate of the party.”
The statement said, that participants requested the zonal chairman to ensure stakeholders of the zone meet regularly.
“Participants requested the National Vice-Chairman (North-West) to ensure that the consultative meeting is sustained as a vital tool for cohesion within the party”,it added.