The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Thursday, ratified the appointment of former Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, as the party’s National Chairman. It also ratified the appointment of the former Senate spokesman, Senator Ajibola Basiru, who represented Osun Central as its National Secretary. The two principal party officials were
The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Thursday, ratified the appointment of former Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, as the party’s National Chairman.
It also ratified the appointment of the former Senate spokesman, Senator Ajibola Basiru, who represented Osun Central as its National Secretary. The two principal party officials were confirmed at the 12th NEC meeting of the party held at the Congress Hall of Transcorp Hilton in Abuja.
Appointment of the two national officers has earlier been recommended by different caucuses of the party and believed to have been endorse by the national caucus of the party on Wednesday night. Their appointments were unanimous.
The event which was witnessed by the national leader of the Party and President of Nigeria, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, formerly ended the era of Senator Abdullahi Adamu and Senator Iyiola Omisore who resigned their positions as Chairman and Secretary respectively, last month.
Vice President Kashim Shettima, members of the Progressive Governors’ Forum, chieftains of the party in the National Assembly, amongst others also graced the occasion.
In his address, President Tinubu said the APC has won the elections and it is now time to deliver the promises of good governance to the Nigerian people. He insisted that the 2023 election was the best election in Nigeria’s history.
After the President’s address, the NEC meeting went into executive session where non-members of NEC and journalists were excused out of the venue.
Acting National Chairman of the party, Senator Abubakar Kiyari, announced the NEC decision to newsmen shortly after the executive session of the committee.
He also said that in line with Article 13(2), NEC transferred its powers to NWC to fill other vacant positions in the administrative organ of the party.
The newly elected officers were then sworn into office to start functioning immediately.
Elated Dr Abdullahi Ganduje in his acceptance speech thanked the President and other leaders for the confidence reposed in him and promised that internal democracy would prevail in the party during his tenure.
He promised to ensure a scientific register of party members and pay utmost attention to election management and conflict resolution and committed to a level playing field for all party members during party primaries.
The new Chairman promised to hit the ground running by ensuring victory for the party in all forthcoming off-cycle governorship elections across the country.
But, in another development, APC’s National Legal Adviser, Ahmed El-Marzuk, resigned from the party’s National Working Committee, NWC.
El-Marzuk resigned his appointment on Wednesday, following insistence by some of his colleagues that he could not longer be in office due to some allegations against him.