The All Progressives Congress National Working Committee under the leadership of its new national Chairman, Abdullahi Ganduje, has begun moves to seek the party’s National Executive Committee’s approval to ratify the new officers for the NWC.
According to The PUNCH, the party’s leadership had received the list of nominations from state party chapters in line with the mandate given to the NWC at the last NEC meeting held in Transcorp Hilton in Abuja last week.
The APC Vice Chairman (Northwest), Saliu Lukman, and Legal Adviser, Ahmad El-Marzup, resigned, while two NWC members – Senator Abubakar Kyari and Dr. Beta Edu – were nominated as ministers by President Bola Tinubu while a member passed on.
The new officers awaiting ratification by the National Executive Committee are former Cross River State Commissioner for Local Government, Dr. Stella Odey-Ekpo (Women Leader); Borno State APC Chairman Ali Dalori (Deputy National Chairman, North); former Nasarawa State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice Prof. Abdulkarim Kana (Legal Adviser), former Abia, State House of Assembly Speaker Martins Azubuike (Welfare Officer), and ex-Special Adviser on Water Resources to Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Ismail (Deputy National Publicity Secretary).
The decision to fill the positions is in line with the directive of the National Executive Committee.
According to the publication, a source revealed, “Although the name of Lukman’s replacement has yet to be officially sent, we were told Kaduna APC Chairman, Commodore Emmanual Jekada (retd.), is their choice to emerge as the next National Vice Chairman for North-West.
“These are proposed names, but nothing is cast in stone. For now, the names have yet to get the nod of the NWC. We have not discussed them nor submitted them to NEC as a body.”