The people of Kanam Local Government of Plateau State have demanded for the position of Minister of Labour and Employment currently occupied by Senator Simon Lalong.
Lalong, a former governor of the state has already received his certificate of return as the Senator representing Plateau South zone having been declared winner by the Court of Appeal.
Expecting that Senator Lalong will eventually resign his position as minister and go to the Senate, the Kanam people said it would be fair for them to nominate a replacement in the Federal Executive Council.
At a press conference on Wednesday in Jos, the people under the auspices of Kanam Progressive Youth said the slot should be given to the local government as the strongest base of APC in the state.
Chairman of the group, Hon Ali Abdullahi and Secretary, Hon Buhari Zakari said, “One of us, who is a founding member of APC, Hon Saleh Galadima Kanam is abundantly qualified to replace Senator Lalong as minister of the Federal Republic.
“It will interest you to note that Galadima Kanam has invested so much in the ruling party more than anyone else in the state. We therefore think he deserves to be appreciated by giving him the ministerial position that will give him the opportunity to serve the ruling party better.”