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APC: Akande, Masari, el-Rufai, Others Emerge Interim National Officers

The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has confirmed that its national chairman, Chief Bisi Akande, will serve as the interim national chairman of the yet-to-be-registered All Progressives Congress (APC), while Alhaji Lai Muhammed and Dr. Muiz Banire will serve as the acting national publicity secretary and acting national legal adviser for APC respectively.

In the list of nominees adopted Monday night by the merging opposition parties, other positions yet to be filled by the ACN include the deputy national treasurer, deputy national youth leader, two vice-chairmen and two ex-officio members.

Meanwhile, the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) has nominated a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Masari, to serve as the interim deputy national chairman (north) for APC.

Similarly, CPC nominated former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mallam Nasiru el-Rufai, as the acting deputy national secretary, while James Ocholi got the position of deputy legal adviser.

THISDAY gathered that the case of Mrs. Sadiya Farouq whose nomination as the national treasurer almost pitted her against the national chairman of the CPC, Chief Tony Momoh, was amicably resolved in her favour.

Other officers nominated as APC interim leaders include, the National Women’s Leader, Mrs. Sharon Chiazor; National Youth Leader, Mr. A. Lado; National Vice-Chairman (North-central), retired General Abdullahi Aboki; and National Deputy Auditor, Captain Bala Jibril.
Apart from the national secretary of All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), Alhaji Tijani Musa Tunmsa, who has been chosen to serve in an interim capacity for the merging party, ANPP is yet to formally fill the remaining slots allocated to it.

It was further learnt that the factions of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and the Democratic Peoples Party (DPP), which are also parties to the merger arrangement, got the posts of national organising secretary and national auditor respectively.

Apart from the national organisisng secretary, APGA also got the post of deputy national chairman (south), deputy national financial secretary, deputy national women’s leader, one vice-chairman, and one ex-officio member; while DPP got the posts of deputy national secretary and national auditor.

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