APC CONVENTION: Tinubu and Osibanjo struggling to plant National Chairman to seal their Presidential aspiration

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari is in a sharp corner over whom to embrace as the public administrator of the All Progressives Congress (APC), eight days to the public show of the decision party, Daily Trust reports.

The deferral by the president to provide guidance to lead representatives, public overseer board of the party, hopefuls and different partners hosts brought pressure up in the decision get-together.

Different propensities in the party, including the alliance of the lead representatives, key official competitors – Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, among others – are striving to create the public administrator to give them advantage in front of the official primaries of the party.

The party’s public show scheduled for February 26, this year, is relied upon to deliver another yield of National Working Committee (NWC) to supplant the Mai Mala Buni drove guardian panel which has been steering the illicit relationships of the party since June 2020 when the Adams Oshiomhole-drove exco was expelled.

President’s situation

A gathering of the president with the lead representatives which was deferred after Buhari’s outing abroad is relied upon to hold whenever from tomorrow, Saturday, when he is relied upon back to the country.

Buhari, who was to meet with the lead representatives on Tuesday, withdrew for Brussels, Germany, for the sixth European Union-African Union Summit.

It was dependably accumulated at the administration and the public base camp of the APC that the president, on get back from the unfamiliar outing, will assemble a conference of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) in front of the show.

There were suggestions that the APC lead representatives were at first isolated over who to help; however a few sources told the Daily Trust the previous evening that they have at last consented to introduce one contender to Buhari from the North Central as an agreement up-and-comer.

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One of the sources said the president, who is in receipt of the rundown of all the chairmanship hopefuls, will educate the lead representatives regarding his favored applicant.

The source, a previous lead representative near the president, said, “The executive would arise through an agreement. The president will report his favored applicant to the lead representatives during the gathering. I was there as a serving lead representative when he flagged his selection of Adams Oshiomhole in 2018.”

It was assembled that the lead representatives had painstakingly checked the non-verbal communication of the president and the name they would present to him would doubtlessly be the individual he has as a main priority.

Every day Trust had last month only revealed that the administration and lead representatives were checking out the heading of previous legislative leader of Nasarawa State, Tanko Al-Makura, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, previous Deputy National Chairman of the outdated Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Saliu Mustapha and previous Minister for Mines and Steel Development, Abubakar Bawa Bwari, for the public director position.

The four wannabes are from the North Central, where the APC lead representatives are said to have drafted the position.

“It is far-fetched for the president and the lead representatives to take the chairmanship position to some other international zone,” an insider told the Daily Trust.

“Recollect what previous Governor Kashim Shettima said on the arrangement of the APC to get somebody solid and persuasive as the PDP public administrator? This is the genuine stage now and we have such an individual among the competitors from the North Central,” he said.

Our journalists report that different competitors for the chairmanship seat incorporate previous legislative head of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari; previous legislative head of Borno State, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff; previous legislative head of Bauchi State, Isa Yuguda and Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Senator George Akume (a previous legislative head of Benue State), Senator Mohammed Sani Musa (APC, Niger East); Sunny Moniedafe and Mohammed Saidu Etsu.

In any case, it was dependably accumulated that the pendulum is swinging towards Senator Abdullahi Adamu over the most recent couple of days despite the fact that the names of Al-Makura, Malam Saliu Mustapha, Senator Sani Musa, George Akume and Bawa Bwari were on first spot on the list weeks prior.

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It was additionally accumulated from two sources that Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu, is presenting a defense for his Chief of Staff, Suleiman Argungu.

Whenever reached final evening, Argungu said he didn’t know that the lead representative has named him for the position yet that he has been informed that his name is ringing a bell at the Villa.

The president, different sources said, is in a situation over who to embrace among the applicants because assuming a disagreeable competitor is supported, it might cause the collapse of the party as abused propensities might revolt.

“In particular, every one of the competitors have a solid base extremely dear to the president and might not have any desire to irritate any of them for key reasons,” a source said.

A positioning congressperson said the president needs to pick a competitor that would be satisfactory to all propensities and with the ability to repair breaks in the fence that would emerge following his development.


He was the solitary lead representative under the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) established by President Buhari. His main advertiser is his replacement in Nasarawa State, Governor Abdullahi Sule. He has prevailed with regards to offering Al-Makura’s candidature to a portion of his partners in the Progressives Governors’ Forum.

Al-Makura, who was one of the early participants into the race, is a newbie at the Senate.

Abdullahi Adamu

Adamu, a positioning administrator and previous legislative leader of Nasarawa State, led the party’s compromise board of trustees established by the Buni-drove council to investigate the emergency that shook the decision party.

The banners of Adamu have overwhelmed Abuja Thursday. It was dependably assembled that his candidature is being advanced by the greater part of the APC lead representatives. “After everything he could be the surprisingly strong contender thinking about how his name is being referenced in the beyond couple of days,” a source said.

During the last Senate, when the parliament was in constant disagreement with the administration, Adamu drove favorable to Buhari officials to handle the Saraki-drove upper chamber, a demonstration that charmed him to the administration.

At the point when reached final evening, Senator Adamu affirmed that he has joined the race for the chairmanship of the party yet declined to talk on different issues.

“Indeed, I have joined the race,” he said.

Saliu Mustapha

The Turakin Ilorin is of the CPC coalition in the party.

He is viewed as an intensive party individual with less things. Assuming given the party, sources around him said he would have the option to prepare the adolescent and lead the party to triumph in 2023.


The name of Abubakar Bawa Bwari, from Niger State, a previous pastor in Buhari’s residency is being referenced. He is yet to officially join the race.

Overseer committee attempting to beat the clock

Day by day Trust reports that the overseer board of trustees of the party has been having series of gatherings with different partners to determine ill defined situations in front of the show.

An authority of the party let Daily Trust know that tribal leaders of the party have likewise presented their Curriculum Vitae (CVs) for thought of the guardian board of trustees to assume parts during the show which will at last make them more significant from there on.

“We have gotten CVs from individuals who need to be considered as individuals from the sub-boards for the show. You realize our board of trustees was comprised to design and put together the show, so there is no requirement for another show council.

“We will just have sub-councils,” he said, arguing not to be named.

The source likewise confirmed that the party executive would arise through an agreement.

A senior legislator and clan leader of the APC, Chief Chekwas Okorie, in any case, told our reporter, yesterday, that the party was giving way to the schemes of the resistance.

Okorie, a previous official up-and-comer, said, “One would have expected that at this point, the workplaces would have been drafted and made public so the competitors will know whether they have been drafted in or daydreamed prior to going to get their structures.

“Thus, that course of action is extremely disgraceful. I’m entirely frustrated. One doesn’t have to have insight in party organization to have the option to realize that there is a reasonable instance of disarray at the most significant level of party organization,” he said.

Essentially, a clan leader of the party from the South West, Chief Jackson Lekan Ojo, said President Buhari was in a fix over the issues of drafting and show.

He told Daily Trust in a phone visit yesterday that the president was finding it challenging to settle on the show.

“There are an excessive number of camps in the APC and he (Buhari) doesn’t have the foggiest idea where to move to. Keep in mind, he said it severally that he is definitely not a decent party head. He has a tactical foundation, he is anything but a decent leftist, thus anything that they tell him, he tunes in.” Another tribal leader of the party from the North, Barrister Abdullahi Jalo, likewise let Daily Trust know that whether or not structures were offered to wannabes, the show would hold.

“We have said that we will hold our show on February 26, so whether or not we have printed selection structures and offered to wannabes, our show actually hangs on February 26,” he said.

Yet, an individual from the National Executive Committee (NEC) trusted to Daily Trust that the party was all the while chipping away at the drafting of workplaces after which another timetable of exercises for the show would be delivered and offer of structures will begin.


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