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APC CONVENTION: List of Buhari’s anointed candidates angry governors booted out

By Kalu Nwokoro Idika


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There are strong indications that the internal wrangling in the All Progressives Congress (APC), is not yet over as some of the anointed candidates of President Muhammadu Buhari did not finally make it to the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.

At the party’s convention, which held at Eagle Square, on Saturday, at least four of the candidates who had the support of the president before the convention, were removed without any reason.

But Senator Abdullahi Adamu, who is on top of the list of the candidates nominated by the president got the chairmanship spot.


Senator Abdullahi Adamu, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC)



Six aspirants had stepped down for him before the convention started, with Senator Sani Musa, one of them admitting that it was a very difficult decision to take.

In a 12-page document circulated at the beginning of the convention, the 22 governors of the party named 78 persons for national and zonal positions.

Those affected by the action of the angry governors include:

1. Former Senate President Ken Nnamani

2. A former member of the House of Representatives, Farouk Adamu Aliyu

3. Engineer Ife Oyedele

4. Architect Waziri Bulama.

The four men were initially touted for deputy national chairman (South), deputy national chairman (North), national secretary and organising secretary.

In their place, the governors nominated Chief Emma Enuekwu, Senator Abubakar Kyari, Senator Iyiola Omisore, and Suleiman M. Argungu.


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