BREAKING: Former Kano governor Ganduje gets Tinubu’s support as APC national chairman

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The immediate past governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has reportedly gotten the support of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to become the national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ganduje was at the  Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday night, July 19, 2023, where he met with President Tinubu and three governors who are members of the APC.

Barring any last-minute changes, Ganduje will emerge as the interim national chairman of the ruling party, pending the conduct of the party’s convention later in the year.

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Recall that Senator Abdullahi Adamu resigned as the party’s national chairman on Monday, July 17, following a reported plot to edge him out

Adamu resigned alongside the national secretary, Iyiola Omisore.

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Ganduje is billed to take over from Senator Abubakar Kyari, who was named the acting national chairman on Monday.

It was gathered that President Tinubu, on his return from the African Union (AU) meeting in Kenya, insisted on making Ganduje the party chairman.

The Imo state governor, Hope Uzodinma, who is the chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), was contacted to get the go ahead from his colleagues and other critical stakeholders.

Uzodinma met with Ganduje on Tuesday, and Wednesday, they both met President Tinubu along with Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun.

At the meeting, a presidency source said the choice of Ganduje was sealed. Thereafter, the president, three governors and Ganduje met with Vice President Kashim Shettima.

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“It was on Monday that the issue of making Ganduje the chairman of the party started when the chairman of the PGF met with him in Abuja. Uzodinma told the former Kano state governor (Ganduje) of the president’s intention to make him the party’s chairman,” a source told Daily Trust.

He said the issue was finalised when the president met Ganduje and three governors on Wednesday night.

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