- Akinwunmi Ambode, an ex-governor of Lagos state, has hailed his selection into the APC committee
- A 61-man contact committee was inaugurated on Tuesday, March 23, in Abuja, the nation's capital
- Ambode noted that his selection is a call to serve the country
Barely 48 hours after he was selected as a member of the All Progressives Congress 61-man contact and strategy committee, the immediate past governor of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode, has reacted.
Legit.ng reports that the former governor said that his selection as a committee member is a call to serve the ruling party and the nation as a whole.
Ambode made this known via his Twitter page @AkinwunmiAmbode on Tuesday, March 24, adding that he has dedicated himself to the service of the nation.
The committee was inaugurated in Abuja on Tuesday, March 23, by the chairman of the Caretaker/ Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee of the APC, Mai Mala Buni.
“Along with other notable and distinguished colleagues, I was today selected by our party, the All Progressives Congress, to be a member of the Contact and Strategy Committee. This is a call to serve the Party and more importantly, our nation.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that a former chairman, Senate committee on appropriation, Iyiola Omisore, two former speakers of House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole and Yakubu Dogara made the list of 61-man APC new committee.
It was reported that their inclusion in the list was not unconnected with their defection to the APC, after dumping SDP, ADP and PDP.
A statement issued by John James Akpanudoehede, the national secretary of the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) confirmed that the committee would be inaugurated on Tuesday, March 23, by Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state.
The Jigawa state governor, Abubakar Badru would serve as chairman of the committee while Ikechi Emenike would serve as the secretary.
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