Some political support groups who were instrumental to the election victory of Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the 2023 presidential election, APC Progressive Vanguard Worldwide and Tinubu/Shettima House 2 House Movement, have called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to consider appointing one of their leaders and stakeholders, Chief Ifeanyi Bernard Nwaudunna, as Minister for Youth Development.
The described Chief Nwaudunna as an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain and a well-known Igbo youth leader.
In a press release signed by the director-general, APC Progressive Vanguard Worldwide and the deputy director-general, Tinubu/Shettima House 2 House Movement, Prof. Musa Success and Comrade Bello Godspower, respectively, the groups urged President Tinubu to appoint additional Minister from the South-East region to maintain justice, fairness and equity for every geographical zone in Nigeria in his cabinet.
The pro-APC groups noted that Comrade Nwaudunna, who is a youth advocate and mentor, possessed the qualities necessary to effectively represent the interests of Nigerian youth should he be considered for the vacant ministerial slot of Youth Development.
They said Comrade Nwaudunna has served in different capacities both in public and private sectors of Nigeria.
“Chief Nwaudunna has been spectacular in the Imo politics, he was the Imo State chairman of the defunct DPC and Caretaker Committee Secretary of SDP. Chief Nwaudunna is the National Publicity Secretary, Trader Initiative for Social Development in Nigeria.
“At the private sector, Ifeanyi Nwaudunna is a consultant at Noble and Lesley Consulting Limited and the Deputy Director of Crown Insurance brokers limited.
“Comrade Nwaudunna as a political and social activist has led the League of Democratic Youth in Nigeria, Transformation Youth movement in Nigeria, Ohanaeze Youth Forum and the Igbo Youth Assembly Worldwide,” they stated.
The APC Support Groups, therefore, emphasised the importance of selecting a young, capable, and vibrant individual to replace Hon. Abubakar Momoh, who has been reassigned to the Ministry of Niger Delta Development.