The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has elected former Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje as the party’s new National Chairman.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the decision was made at the 12th NEC meeting of the party held at the Congress Hall of Transcorp Hilton in Abuja.
Ganduje succeeds former National Chairman Abdullahi Adamu, who was sacked by the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) in July.
The meeting was attended by President Bola Tinubu, Vice President Kashim Shettima, members of the Progressive Governors’ Forum, and other party chieftains in the National Assembly.
In other NEC decisions, Senator Basiru Ajibola was appointed as the new National Secretary of the party. Basiru was elected to replace Senator Iyiola Omisore, who also resigned from his position in mid-July.
In his address to the NEC, Tinubu emphasised that the APC had emerged victorious in the elections, and it is now time to fulfill the promises of good governance to the Nigerian people. He expressed his conviction that the 2023 elections were the best in Nigeria’s history.
Notably absent at the NEC meeting were ex-President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. However, the first National Chairman of the party, Bisi Akande, was present at the meeting.
The NEC gathering followed a meeting of the APC national caucus held on Wednesday.