2027 presidency: APC south-south urges Tinubu to seek re-election

The south-south chapter of the All Progressive Party (APC) has urged President Bola Tinubu to seek re-election in 2027.

In a communiqué jointly signed by the APC south-south zonal executive after a meeting in Calabar, Cross Rivers, on Sunday, they appreciated Tinubu for his policies, projects, and programmes, adding that the economic reforms were targeted at repositioning the country.

The committee reaffirmed its support for the policies and programs of the Tinubu administration in areas of good governance, economic reforms, national security, and infrastructural development.

They expressed optimism with Tinubu’s reforms and also commended the president for his commitment to the coastal road project, and the commencement of the construction from both ends of the project.

The committee said it has resolved to set up a reconciliation committee in the south-south region, to be headed by the coordinator of the south-south geo-political zone, Senator Bassey Otu.

The communiqué said the move is to bridge any existing gap, foster collaboration, and work towards a common goal of strengthening the party’s presence and influence in the region.

It also resolved to mobilise available party assets towards winning more states; particularly using the forthcoming elections in Edo State as a test case.

“Resolves to mobilise efforts towards the e-registration program of the All Progressives Congress by creating the required awareness to engender inclusivity, participation, and ownership of the party,” the communiqué added.

It also passed a vote of confidence on the President of the Senate, Sen (Dr) Godswill Akpabio, as the Leader of the APC in the zone, and on Victor Giadom and the zonal executive members of the party.

The meeting concluded with a call to action for all party members, to actively participate in the re-building and strengthening of the APC in the zone.

Tinubu had on May 29, 2023, declared an end to petrol subsidies, a move that saw Nigeria’s headline inflation rising to 33.95 per cent in May, according to the latest report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

The data revealed that on a year-on-year basis, the headline inflation rate was 11.54 per cent points higher compared to the rate recorded in May 2023, which was 22.41 per cent.

The NBS report also revealed that the Food inflation rate in May 2024 was 40.66 per cent on a year-on-year basis, which was 15.84 per cent points higher compared to the rate recorded in May 2023.

Despite the rising inflation rate, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has also implemented several money-tightening policies which have been criticised by the World Bank.

Different tax policies to increase revenue have also been put in place by the apex bank.

The federal government is currently battling the duo of the Nigerian Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress, on a new minimum wage. FG has insisted on N62,000 despite rejection by labour.

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