A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress APC in Edo state, Comrade Samuel Bello has called for calm, following the appointment of Hon.Abubakar Momoh as Minister of Youth.
The appointment of the 62-year-old Hon. Abubakar Momoh by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR on Wednesday has sparked protests from some APC Youths in Edo state, following what they described as a slap and disdain coming from the contributions of the state towards the emergence of the APC government at the centre.
Speaking to Journalists in Abuja on Sunday, Comrade Bello, the Candidate of the APC for the House of Assembly Akoko-Edo North Constituency in the just concluded general elections, and a grassroot Politician described the protest as a mere distraction, while urging the youths to support the government of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, noting that the whole essence of appointing ministers is to help Mr. President to discharge his duties.
“I want to appeal to youths in my state (Edo) who are not happy over the appointment of Edo state ministerial nominee as Minister of Youth because of the state’s contribution to the victorious outcome of the APC.
First, it is Mr. President’s prerogative to appoint and delegate duties; and also, the whole essence of appointing ministers is to assist Mr.President to discharge duties.It all centres on service to the country and not the state of orgin.” Mr.Bello stated.
He described as unpatriotic those who are claiming that some portfolios are jucier than the other, insisting that the task ahead is building the nation and supporting Mr. President to achieve his “Renewed Hope Agenda.”
“Our focus is helping Mr. President to achieve his Renewed Hope Agenda and not debating on which portfolio is more juicier than the other.To me, this is unpatriotic.” Mr.Bello added.
On the task ahead for Hon.Momoh, Comrade Bello says “I am confident Hon.Momoh, who is a grassroot politician, will ensure the ministry fulfils its intended purpose by tapping into the potential of the youth for the nation’s development.”
The APC Chieftain added that he will continue to help the party and Mr. President to achieve the targeted goals of the federal government.