Ahead of the June 6 to 8 special Convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the leadership of the party has constituted 18 Sub-Committees to oversee its success.
The APC National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, inaugurated the committee behind closed doors on Sunday evening.
Below is a list of the APC Sub-committees and the Chairmen
Finance and Logistics–Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Lagos State.
Accreditation and Decoration – Prince Dapo Abiodun, Governor of Ogun.
Security and Compliance – Rotimi Akeredolu, Governor of Ondo State.
Co-Chair: Gen. Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau (Rtd.), former Minister of Interior.
Election Planning – Abubakar Bagudu, Governor of Kebbi
Co-Chair: Hope Uzodinma, Governor of Imo.
Transportation –Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, Governor of Kano State
Deputy: Dr. Ramatu Aliyu, Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory.
Accommodation – Babagana Gulum, Governor of Borno
Co-Chair: Gboyega Oyetola, Governor of Osun.
Media and Publicity- Abdullahi Sule, Governor of Nasarawa State
Medical – Dr. Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment
Co-Chair: Prof. Isaac Adewole, former Minister of Health
Legal: Abubakar Malami SAN, Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.
Venue and Site Servicing: Bello Matawalle, Governor of Zamfara
Co-Chair: Mohammed Bello, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory.
Election Appeal – Mai Mala Buni, Governor of Yobe State.
Hospitality and Welfare – Simon Lalong, Governor of Plateau.
Co-Chair: Hajiya Sadiya Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.
Protocols – Aminu Masari, Governor of Katsina State.
Digital Communications – AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, Governor of Kwara.
Pre-Convention and Management/ Rapporteur – Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State.
Deputy: Dame Pauline Tallen, Minister of Women Affairs.
Presidential Screening Appeal – Abubakar Bello, Governor of Niger State.
Co-Chair: Ahmed Wase, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Accreditation of Diplomats – Ovie Omo-Agege, Deputy President of the Senate.
Co-Chair: Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister for Foreign Affairs.
Gov. Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe will chair the party’s Budget Committee, while the Minister of Finance, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed, will serve as the Committee Co-chair.
Meanwhile, decoration and finishing touches are being done at Eagle Square, the venue of the APC primary election. Security is also getting tight at the venue, and people are no longer getting easy access to Eagle Square.
2,340 delegates are expected to vote at the convention. They have arrived in Abuja.
Investigation shows that hotels around the city are fully booked.
Though 23 presidential aspirants from the country’s six geopolitical zones have gone through all the purchase processes of forms and screening, according to the chairman of the Presidential Screening Committee, John Oyegun, 13 passed the screening exercise.
Despite the screening report, the APC National chairman, Abdullahi Adamu, said they had disqualified no aspirant.
President Muhammadu Buhari, at a dinner with the party’s presidential aspirants on Saturday night, urged them to reach a consensus and produce a formidable flag bearer.
In the meantime, 11 APC governors from the North had in a statement declared their support for the presidential flagbearer to come from the southern geopolitical region of Nigeria. They further urged all aspirants from the North to withdraw from the race.
As APC stakeholders continue to meet and negotiate ahead of the primary, it is expected that the number of the party’s presidential aspirants will drastically reduce before the polls on June 7, 2022.
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