The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) conducted a significant election on Thursday, resulting in the selection of former Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, as the party’s new National Chairman. Additionally, former Senate spokesman, Ajibola Basiru, was elected as the National Secretary during the 12th NEC meeting held at the Congress Hall of Transcorp Hilton in Abuja.
Prominent party figures, including President Bola Tinubu, Vice President Kashim Shettima, members of the Progressive Governors’ Forum, and chieftains from the National Assembly, attended the meeting. In his address, President Buhari emphasized that the APC emerged victorious in the elections, and now it is time to deliver on the promises of good governance to the Nigerian people. He asserted that the 2023 elections were the best in the nation’s history.
Notably absent at the NEC meeting were ex-President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. However, the party’s first National Chairman, Bisi Akande, was present.
The NEC meeting followed a previous session of the APC national caucus, and it comes in the aftermath of the resignation of two members of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) in mid-July. Senator Abdullahi Adamu and Senator Iyiola Omisore stepped down as the party’s National Chairman and National Secretary, respectively.