Akeredolu named APC convention committee deputy chair


Ondo State Governor  Rotimi Akeredolu has been named as the deputy chairman of the National Convention Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The 68-member committee is to be chaired by Jigawa State Governor, Badaru Abubakar, and is to oversee its upcoming national elective convention.

Osita Izunaso, the national organising secretary of the party, announced this in a statement on Sunday.

The statement was silent on when the convention will hold or when the committee will be inaugurated.

The committee also has Ben Uwajumogwu as Secretary.

Also included in the committee are 10 other governors namely Rochas Okorocha (Imo), Kashim Shettima (Borno), Aminu Bello Masari (Katsina), Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo), and Ibrahim Gaidam (Yobe).

Others are Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna), Simon Lalong (Plateau), Bindo Jibrilla (Adamawa), Yahaya Bello (Kogi) and Godwin Ibaseki (Edo).

The senators in the committee are Ahmed Yerima, Adamu Aliero, Danjuma Goje, Abdullahi Adamu, George Akume, Ovie Omo-Agege, Andrew Uchendu, Abdullahi Danbaba, Baba Kuka and John Enoh.

Chris Ngige, minister of labour and productivity and Uguru Usani, his Niger Delta counterpart are also on the list.

The committee also has members of the national assembly and eight women on it.

A move to extend the tenure of the current national working committee of the party levy by John Oyegun had met brick walls with President Muhammadu Buhari kicking against it.

The president had said he wanted to avoid a legal battle that could jeopardise the party’s cohesion before the 2019 general election.

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