From Tom Garba, Yola
All Progressives Congress (APC) youth and women leaders in the 21 local government areas of Adamawa have solicited for political appointment as Supervisory Councillors from the state government.
The leaders made the appeal in Yola during a solidarity visit to the newly appointed state Acting Chairman of the party, Alhaji Ibrahim Bilal, at the party secretariat.
Speaking on behalf of the youths and women leaders, the state Youths Leader of the party, Abubakar Dan Azumi Toungo, said the youths and women played a vital role in the victories of APC at all levels in the state and would want to see their leaders being carried along by giving them appointments in government.
“As youth and women leaders, we want to be actively engage in governance particularly at the grassroots level. We want all the youth and women leaders in the 21 local government areas of the state to be given appointments as Supervisory Councillors for them to continue to contribute actively in the implementation of our party transformation agenda”, Toungo said.
The Youth Leader of Numan Local Government, Gabriel William and Women Leader of Yola North Local Government, Amina Malamre, also made cases for the appointment and declared the youth and women support to the acting state chairman and Governor Jibrilla Bindow.
In his remarks, Bilal, who lauded the youth and women for their role in the party successes, promised to forward their request to the governor.
Bilal lauded Governor Bindow for making the party proud by delivering dividends of democracy to electorate and urged the youths and Women to continue to support him for speedy realization of the party change mantra.
The chairman said he would soon commenced a tour of local governments in the state to receive advice and complaints of members with a view to help government concentrate on people-oriented project.
His words: “I want to commend the active role played by our youths and women in forming this government and to assure you that I will try to fix a meeting between you and the governor to see how he can further engage you in moving the state forward.”
He urged them to shun sentiments and work for peace, unity and justice in the party and state in general.
In Another development, Bilal has received some decampees who left the PDP and the SDP to join the APC.
The 100 decampees were from Michika, Mubi, Mayo-Belwa, Song and Hong councils.