Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have reportedly approved a former Governor of Nasarawa State, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, as the consensus chairman of the party ahead of its Saturday’s national convention.
According to The Nation, the governors agreed to support Adamu as the party’s next chairman following his endorsement by President Muhammadu Buhari.
It was learned that the governors bowed to the President and supported the candidature of Adamu at the end of their meeting on Wednesday at the State House, Abuja.
Also, the President and the 16 governors who were at the meeting picked former Senate President, Ken Nnamani, as Deputy National Chairman (South), while Abubakar Kyari is the consensus candidate for Deputy National Chairman (North).
It was also agreed at the meeting that all chairmanship aspirants who lost out would get a refund of their N20million nomination fee.
Before the President’s meeting with the governors, seven chairmanship aspirants were screened by Governor Aminu Masari-led screening committee.
Seven aspirants screened included Saliu Mustapha, Sani Musa, Tanko Al-Makura, Abdullahi Adamu, George Akume, Abdulaziz Yari and Mohammed Etsu.
Also screened for the position of Deputy Chair North were Sunny S. Moniedafe, Abubakar Girei, Yakubu Dogara, Isa Yuguda and Abubakar Kyari.
Nnamani and Emmanuel Joseph were screened for the Deputy Chair South post, while Iyiola Omisore, Adebayo Shittu and Ifeolu Oyedele were screened for the National Secretary position.
Naija News recalls that the President had endorsed the former Nasarawa governor as the APC chairman during his meeting with the governors in February.
Following the development, Adamu and some aspirants denied the reported endorsement, saying that the President has not endorsed the Nasarawa Central Senator.