Former governor of Kano State Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has emerged the chairman of the All Progresives Congress.
The national Executive Committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Thursday, elected Ganduje.
APC NEC also elected former Senate spokesman, Ajibola Basiru, as national secretary.
The two party officials were elected today at the 12th NEC meeting of the party held at the Congress Hall of Transcorp Hilton in Abuja.
President Bola Tinubu, Vice President Kashim Shettima, members of the Progressive Governors’ Forum, chieftains of the party in the National Assembly, amongst others were present at the NEC meeting.
Visibly absent at the NEC meeting were ex-President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. The first National Chairman of the party, Bisi Akande, was however, present.
The NEC meeting followed Wednesday’s session of the APC national caucus.
Ganduje is said to be highly favoured by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to become APC national chairman, and hurdles along his path (legal and political) are being carefully cleared.
Tinubu wants the party in the safe hands of a trusted person, and he is said to consider Ganduje’s loyalty unassailable.