Kwara North All Progressives Congress (APC) youths have expressed their shock and reservation on the recent ministerial nominees from the state.
The youths regretted that none of the minsters-designate hails from their senatorial district.
The youth added that “we are not in contention with the competency and merits of the nomination of Alhaji Lai Mohammed and Senator Gbemisola Saraki, but all we say is President Muhammadu Buhari should look into all of the appointments of Kwara with the tenet of equity, fairness and justice”.
Addressing reporters at the weekend in Ilorin, the state capital, spokesperson of the group Zubair Aliyu Rogun: “We wish to express our shock and grievance with the absence of a Kwara Northerner as a ministerial nominee to the notice of the president and the general public.
“While we understand that the choice of who becomes a minister to represent Kwara State at the Federal Executive Council is the prerogative of the President, we are, however, seriously pained that this prerogative did not consider the peculiar circumstance of Kwara State vis a vis power sharing since 1999 to date; federal appointments and the 2019 electoral performance analysis among the three senatorial district of Kwara State.
“In view of the foregoing, we most humbly urge the President as a father of all, to always take equity, fairness and justice in Kwara’s case into a greater consideration going forward.
“The appointments ratio of Kwarans at the federal level showed that Kwara Central have 62 per cent Kwara South with 30 per cent and Kwara North is just eight per cent.”