Group Appeals to President Buhari  to consider  Suleiman Baba Ali as minister.




President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Yahaya Bello have been called upon to ensure that loyal members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state  were adequately compensated as they prepares to constitute a new cabinet.


The call was made by Lokoja Consultation Youth Forum (LCYF), in a statement signed by its Secretary, Comrade Yakubu Abubakar, and made available to journalists in Lokoja.


The forum  observed that the likes of Hon. Suleiman Baba Ali, a one time  Commissioner for Health and a governorship aspirant in Kogi State in 2015 primaries deserves recommendation.


The statement added that the forum would join forces with other like minds in  ensuring that  Suleiman Baba Ali is  considered for ministerial position  under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Yahaya Bello’s second terms.

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The statement which reads in part said “Hon. Baba Ali deserved to be compensated for distinguishing himself as a strong breed, staunch supporter and  Chieftain  of  All Progressives Congress (APC) since the  formation of  the party.


“You’ll recalled that  Baba Ali refused to be lured into the unholy defection immediately after the primary election in 2015, despite the fact that  other political parties lured  him to  be their  flag bearer, but based on his loyalty to our great party he was unshaken and subsequently served as a member of the transition committee to our workaholic Governor.


“It would be of tremendous benefits to the Buhari led Administration and Governor Yahaya Bello’s government to offer such a detribalized  Nigerian the position of a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, because since the creation of Kogi State, An indigene of Lokoja Local Government has never benefit from such position.

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“We are pleading to Governor Yahaya Bello to consider this worthy son of Lokoja,who is the GABI OF LOKOJA for the position of Minister.


“The plea if answered, the statement added, would gladden the hearts of the good people of Lokoja Local Government.”


While describing their principal as a  human mobilizer,a philanthropist and a  team player,the statement said that Baba Ali’s  strong ties with every section of the country would add more value to the adminstration of president Muhammadu Buhari.


“Despite not holding any political office  he still organize and mobilize  groups including the popular SBA NETWORK FOR PMB’s re-election, an action that has further corroborated his loyalty under the leadership of President Buhari and Governor Yahaya Bello.

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“The foregoing disposition signposted the level of commitment Suleiman Baba Ali had for APC and this is the personality President Buhari and Governor Yahaya Bello needed to be able to gain the trust of the people as a true leader who has little consideration for ethnic affinity when it comes to appointing people,” the statement concluded.


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