A report by The Sun indicates that some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) professionals registered under the umbrella of APC Professional Forum (APCPF) have threatened mass exit if the party continues to ignore them in appointive positions.
The members of the forum comprise technocrats, intellectuals, experts and professionals across all fields, work, disciplines and areas of endeavours that are card-carrying members.
The national coordinator of the group, Akeem Akintayo, made this known while addressing newsmen at the party’s secretariat in Abuja on Monday, July 27.
He reminded President Muhammadu Buhari that there are consequences for failure to reward those that suffered for the party.
“Politics is interest and there is less tension when labourers get their due reward, bearing this in mind, we hereby appeal to the president to further enhance party loyalty and structures by empowering the party’s national caretaker committee to nominate those who participated actively to install his government.
“A step in the right direction has been taken, yet we have not got it all right as issues of lack of reward system still lingers on in the party. In the recent past, mostly big names have been rewarded who may not necessarily believe in the founding principle and ideology of our party leaving the grassroots support base with professional and intellectual capacity mostly unrewarded.
“We are unwavering in our repeated call on the President to give greater attention to the grassroots supporters by rewarding them with board’s appointments. Elections are won by the number of motivated grassroots support base, the continued feeling of neglect by majority of those who feel sidelined despite their sacrifices for the party including members of the APCPC is for us a red flag for the party as we move on to the politics of 2023,” the forum noted.