The All Progressives Congress on Sunday announced the constitution of its National Convention Committee, with Jigawa Governor, Abubakar Badaru, as chairman.
According to APC’s Organising Secretary, Sen. Osita Izunaso the list of the committee indicates that the Governor of Jigawa State, Abubakar Badaru, will chair the committee, while the Governor of Ondo State, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, will be his deputy.
Senator Ben Uwajomogu was named as member/Secretary.
Also listed as members of the committee are 10 state governors and some members of National Assembly, among others.
The governors are Rochas Okorocha (Imo), Kashim Shettima (Borno), Aminu Masari (Katsina), Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo), Ibrahim Gaidam (Yobe) and Ahmed El-Rufai (Kaduna).
Others are Simeon Lalong (Plateau), Bindo Jibrila (Adamawa), Yahaya Bello (Kogi ) and Godwin Obaseki (Edo).
A forner President of the Senate, Senator Ken Nnamani, is also a member.
The senators in the committee are Ahmed Yerima, Adamu Aliero, Danjuma Goje, Abdullahi Adamu, George Akume, suspended Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, Andrew Uchendu, Abdullahi Danbaba, Baba Kuka and John Enoh.
Two serving ministers are also in the list. They are: Chris Ngige (Labour and Productivity) and Mr. Uguru Usani (Niger Delta).
Solacebase gathered that stakeholders in the party settled for Badaru after much negotiation between the different power blocs in the party.
Solacebase learnt that governors elected on the party’s platform settled for their Jigawa counterpart because he is one of them and could best protect their interest.
This is especially so because he was a member of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria, and the Tinubu bloc is believed to have seen him as a bastion of its ideals.