President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is expected to confirm the date of the National Executive Committee meeting of the All Progressives Congress at the request of the party’s National Working Committee.
The NEC is expected to ratify the alleged choice of former Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, as national chairman and Senator Ajibola Basiru as national secretary at its next meeting.
According to The Nation, the NWC, NEC, and the governors agreed that there should be a smooth transition and continuity of the pre-existing zoning formula for the composition of the party leadership.
A source said the Progressives Governors’ Forum met at Imo State Lodge, Abuja, and endorsed Ganduje and Basiru to replace Abdullahi Adamu and Iyiola Omisore, who resigned on July 16.
Ganduje and Basiru also met with other party leaders, particularly members of the National Caucus.
According to the source, the National Caucus is expected to communicate to the NEC the decisions of the APC governors and other party blocs before the new chairman and secretary assume office after the NEC ratification.
The National Caucus has reportedly communicated to the state chapters, and the parliamentary caucuses its decision.
According to the APC’s constitution, one of the essential functions of the national convention is to elect new national officers.
However, the NEC is also empowered to perform the functions of the national convention in between conventions.
Article 13(ii) of the APC constitution states that the final authority of the party shall rest with the national convention.
It has the power to ratify policies and programmes of the party and elect or remove national officers.
Article 13.3 A (ii) vests in the NEC, which is the principal executive body of the party, power to summon or convene the national convention and prepare its agenda.