The All Progressives Congress (APC) is gearing up for a crucial National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting today, where significant matters will be discussed, including the ongoing internal crisis and the nominations of Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, the former Governor of Kano State, and Senator Ajibola Basiru, Spokesperson for the ninth Senate.
Expected to attend the meeting are prominent figures such as President Bola Tinubu, former President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate President Senator Godswill Akpabio, Speaker of the House of Representatives Tajudeen Abbas, Vice President Kashim Shettima, APC governors, former Senate President Ahmad Lawan, former Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila, and members of the National Working Committee.
The NEC meeting is scheduled to take place at 11:00 am at the Congress Hall of Transcorp Hilton in Abuja. Anticipating the presence of these high-profile figures, security measures are likely to be heightened.
While the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Felix Morka, could not be reached for comment, Bala Ibrahim, the APC Director of Publicity, stated that the party leadership is eagerly anticipating the NEC meeting. He refrained from elaborating on how the NEC plans to ratify the choice of Ganduje and Basiru, stating that they are legitimate members of the party and are eligible to seek leadership positions.
However, a reliable source at the presidency revealed that the NEC meeting would address the ongoing leadership crisis within the party and potentially approve the nomination of Ganduje and Basiru for the roles of national chairman and secretary, respectively.
The source explained that the agenda involves setting up committees and organs, as proposed by Lukman before his resignation, and announcing the new acting chairman and secretary.
Furthermore, Abdul Onusi, an APC chieftain, voiced his support for the selection of Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje as the national chairman, commending his hard work. Onusi also urged Tinubu to consider rewarding some of his former presidential campaign coordinators, particularly Dr. Abubakar Gamji and James Faleke, with federal appointments.