Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, the immediate past governor of Kano State, may be named interim national chairman of the All Progressives Congress.
Governors on the party platform are convening tonight at the Imo State Governor’s Lodge, presided over by Hope Uzodinma, host governor and Chairman of the Progressive Governors’ Forum.
According to party sources, Governor Uzodinma, his Kwara counterpart, Governor Abdulraham Abdulrasaq, and Ogun state governor Dapo Abiodun are the arrowheads of the project to sell the former Kano State Governor as acting national chairman, pending a special convention where a substantive replacement for the displaced Senator Abdullahi Adamu from the North Central zone would emerge.
Senator Abubakar Kyari, Deputy National Chairman (North), presided over the APC National Working Committee meeting on Monday, when he formally announced the resignations of Senators Abdullahi Adamu and Iyiola Omisore as national chairman and national secretary, respectively.
According to the source who reported that the former Kano state governor has been penciled in for a ministerial seat, he has been briefed about his new task at the APC national secretariat and requested to provide a Kano nominee as a substitute for the ministerial slot.
“President Tinubu has settled for the former Kano state governor Ganduje to replace Senator Abdullahi Adamu as the party’s national chairman.
“The President had listed Ganduje as one of the nominees for ministerial appointment but because of his trust and confidence in the former governor, President Tinubu had to change his mind and asked three governors (Governor Hope Uzodimma, Kwara state governor and governor Dapo Abiodun) to persuade Ganduje into another assignment.
“Although, the President also asked him (Ganduje) to nominate another person from Kano for the ministerial job.
“I can confirm to you that four serving governors of APC, including Imo and Kwara governors led the former governor Ganduje to a meeting with the President on Wednesday afternoon. The purpose of that meeting is for President Tinubu to brief Ganduje directly about the new assignment.”