- After series of political intrigues, the ruling APC has finally been able to elect a new national chairman ahead of the 2023 general elections
- Senator Abdullahi Adamu emerged the party's chairman via consensus at the national convention held in Abuja
- Meanwhile, President Buhari has issued some words of advice to Adamu and members of the NWC as they take over the leadership of the ruling party
Eagle Square, Abuja - Senator Abdullahi Adamu has emerged as the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The new APC chairman was elected about a year and nine months after the Adams Oshiomhole led National Working Committee (NWC) was dissolved, Channels TV reported.
Legit.ng gathered that Adamu was returned unopposed on Saturday, March 26, at the party’s national convention held at the Eagle Square in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
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Governor Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa state announced Adamu as the winner of the contest after he was endorsed by party members and leaders at the convention via a voice vote.
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He had gone into the election as the consensus candidate following the withdrawal of his co-contenders from the contest.
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Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has advised the newly elected Senator Adamu Abdullahi-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC to prioritise competence and ensure competent individuals emerge the party’s flagbearers for the 2023 elections.
The president also enjoined the new NWC members to promote internal democracy and equal opportunities and ensure that party primaries are not influenced by “highest bidders” going into the 2023 elections.
Speaking late on Saturday, March 26, at the national convention of the APC, held at the Eagle Square, Abuja, President Buhari also called on members of APC to remain united and strong and also support the incoming leadership of the party.
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In another report, two members of the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), contesting for the NWC positions were missing from the final unity list of the party.
The missing names included former Senate president, Senator Ken Nnamani and former national youth leader, Barrister Ismail Ahmed.
Nnamani lost in his bid to be elected as deputy national chairman (south) to Chief Emma Enaukwu while Ahmed lost the national organizing secretary to Suleiman Argungu of Kebbi state.