President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has reportedly considered the former Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, as the interim National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress.
Recall that, the former APC chairman, Adamu Abdullahi and National Secretary, Iyiola Omisore, resigned on Sunday night.
But barring any last-minute changes, Daily Trust reported that Ganduje is set to take over from Senator Abubakar Kyari, who was named the acting national chairman on Monday.
Ganduje would be named as interim national chairman of the ruling party, pending the conduct of the convention of the party later in the year.
The publication reported that Tinubu had directed the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, who is the chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum, to get the buy-in of his colleagues and other critical stakeholders.
Earlier in the week, Uzodinma had met President Tinubu along with Ganduje; Senate President Godswill Akpabio; Lagos State governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Kwara State Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq; and Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun.
A presidency source said, “It was on Monday that the issue of making Ganduje the chairman of the party started when the chairman of the PGF met with him in Abuja. Uzodinma told the former Kano State governor of the president’s intention to make him the party’s chairman.
“The issue was finalised on Wednesday when the president met Ganduje together with the three governors.
“From all indications, the issue is sealed. He would first be announced as the interim national chairman before the convention of the party, where his appointment would be ratified.”