This online news medium understands that the youths from all 23 local government areas of Benue State on Wednesday staged a peaceful protest to the State Secretariat of the APC in Makurdi to register their request.
According to them, not giving the region the position will be an injustice to the people.
They carried various placards with some of the inscriptions reading: “Benue supports North Central for Speakership,” “North Central deserves Speakership,” “North Central has not produced Speaker or Deputy Speaker since 1999,” and “APC must stop this injustice.”
They lamented that the region has been marginalized in the country and claimed that, since the advent of democracy in Nigeria, it has not produced either the Speaker of Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives.
He said, “We are here to peacefully demand that the APC leadership consider our zone (North Central) by giving us the position of Speaker,” an APC youth leader in Benue State, Tersoo Barki, said.
“We are hoping that the leadership of our great party will listen to us and do something.
“This is not just about the APC, because we have with us on this peaceful protest, youths from other parties who have come to support us in this agitation.”