- August 15, 2022
- Posted by: Bastion team
- Category: World News
Details of the deal the North West caucus of the All Progresives Congress (APC) had with Bola Tinubu, presidential standard bearer, shortly before he announced his running mate, Kashim Shettima, has emerged.
Among others, it asked for the positions of vice president, secretary to the government of the federation, finance, works, agriculture, Federal Capital Territory and interior minister in exchange for its support to win the 2023 presidential elections.
Details of the presentation led by an outspoken governor from the zone also showed that the caucus asked the flag-bearer and the national leadership to surrender other key political appointments, including office of the national security adviser, and the headships of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA); Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA); Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL); Bank of Agriculture (BoA); Bank of Industry (BoI); Department of State Services (DSS), and Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN).
In the presentation, the caucus noted that in view of the region’s importance and contributions to electoral victory at the forthcoming polls all these key appointments should also be reserved for the area.
But the APC flag bearer went ahead and quickly announced his vice president choice, while noting the other demands.
Currently, the North West region has nine federal ministers representing Kebbi, Zamfara, Sokoto, Kaduna, Kano,…