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APC Chair: Adamu, Al-Makura, Mustapha, Akume, Musa For Screening

Barring any last-minute move, the plan to have a consensus candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairman’s position at Saturday’s convention might have collapsed.

Six aspirants, who obtained forms to vie for the position, will face a screening panel today in Abuja.

Those in the race are former Governors Abdullahi Adamu, Tanko Al-Makura and George Akume. Others are Saliu Mustapha, Senator Sani Musa and Abubakar Bwari. All of them are from the Northcentral.

Secretary of the screening committee Emmanuel Otagburuagu in a statement said: “His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Aminu Bello Masari, the chairman and Rt. Hon. Dimeji Bankole, the co-chairman of the APC 2022 National Convention Screening Committee, hereby invites all the aspirants to the screening exercise scheduled as follows:

Buni resumes, saves Akpanudoedehe

Chairman of the APC Caretaker Committee, Mai Mala Buni, resumed duty yesterday after his return from a medical vacation in the United Arab Emirates.

He arrived at the secretariat of the party at about 3 pm and went straight into a meeting with the Secretary…John Akpanudoedehe. They were later joined by the governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma.

The Nation gathered from a source close to the meeting that some members of the caretaker committee threatened not to walk out of the meeting if Akpanudoedehe sat in council with them.

The members were said to have insisted that the committee has since March 8 passed a vote on no confidence in the Secretary and vowed not to have him at the committee’s routine meetings.

It was gathered that when the members insisted on not having Akpanudoedehe attend the meeting, Buni pleaded and apologised to them before they calmed down.

After the meeting, Uzodimma that the convention was realizable.

He said: The APC convention, I don’t know what kind of sign you want to see before you’ll know that convention will hold on Saturday. As at yesterday, all the subcommittees have started meeting: the Screening Committee, the Accreditation Committee, I’m aware that they are already meeting. The venue is being prepared.

Aregbesola’s men, ex-speaker bicker over Omisore’s ambition as National Secretary

Meanwhile, loyalists of the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola under the aegis of The Osun Progressives(TOP) and Osun State Assembly, ex-speaker, Adejare Bello, have differed over the ambition of Senator Iyiola Omisore to become the national secretary of the APC.

The Nation recalls that the party shared out two posts to the Southwest. The zone was said to have nominated Isaac Kekemeke (Ondo State) as its candidate for national vice chairman and Senator Iyiola Omisore (Osun) as secretary. .

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