Kano, Sokoto omitted as APC inaugurates 34 state chairmen
The caretaker extraordinary convention planning committee (CECPC) of the All-Progressives Congress (APC) Thursday inaugurated 34 state chairmen of the party amidst controversies in some state chapters.
The inaugurated state chairmen emerged from the state congresses conducted October 2021 nationwide with many of the states witnessing parallel congresses.
The inauguration, however, took place amidst tight security in and around the Buhari House party secretariat located at Blantyr Street, Wuse 2, Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
With this development, the likes of minister of interior, Rauf Aregbesola; minister of state for labour and productivity, Festus Keyamo; minister of information and culture; Alhaji Lai Mohammed, among others have lost political structures in their home states.
Some of the states with parallel congresses included; Kwara, Osun, Delta, Enugu, Akwa Ibom, Kano, Oyo, Niger, among others which were yet to be amicably resolved before the inauguration.
However, Kano and Sokoto states were conspicuously missing on the list.
The inaugurated state chairmen included: Dr. Kingsley Ononogbu (Abia), Alhaji Ibrahim Bilal (Adamawa), Mr Augustine Enefiok Ekanem (Akwa Ibom), Hon Basil Ejike (Anambra), Alhaji Babayo Aliyu Misau (Bauchi), Dr. Dennis Otiotio (Bayelsa), Mr Augustine Agada (Benue), Hon. Ali Bukar Dalori (Borno), and Mr. Alphonsus Orgar Eba Esq. (Cross River).
Others were Elder Omeni Sabotie (Delta), Hon. Stanley Okoro Emegha (Ebonyi), retired Colonel David Imuse (Edo), Barrister Omotosho Paul Ayodele (Ekiti), Chief Ogochukwu Agballah (Enugu), Mr Nitte K Amangal (Gombe), Dr Macdonald Ebere (Imo), Hon. Aminu Sani Gumel (Jigawa), Air Commodore Emmanuel Jekada (rtd) (Kaduna), Alhaji Muhammed Sani (Katsina), Alhaji Abubakar Muhammed Kana (Kebbi) and Hon. Abdullahi Bello (Kogi).
The rest were Prince Sunday Adeniran Fagbemi (Kwara), Hon. Cornelius Ojelabi (Lagos), Mr John D Mamman (Nasarawa), Hon. Haliru Zakari Jikantoro (Niger), Chief Yemi Sanusi (Ogun), Engr Ade Adetimehin (Ondo), Prince Adegboyega Famodun (Osun), Hon Isaac Omodewu (Oyo), Hon Rufus Bature (Plateau), Chief Emeka Bekee (Rivers). Hon Ibrahim Tukur El-Sudi (Taraba), Alh Muhammed A. Gadaka (Yobe), Alhaji Tukur Umar Danfulani (Zamfara) and Alh. Abdulmalik Usman (FCT).
APC caretaker committee has written a letter notifying the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of its national convention holding February 26.
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