The All Progressives Congress (APC) has taken significant steps to reinforce its National Working Committee (NWC) by appointing seven new members. This move was undertaken with the dual purpose of filling vacant positions within the Committee and ensuring balanced representation across different zones within the party.
During a press conference held at the APC National Secretariat, National Secretary Ajibola Basiru announced the names of the newly appointed officials and highlighted the party members they were replacing. The decision was made during an NWC meeting led by APC National Chairman Umaru Abdulahi Ganduje, the former Governor of Kano State.
Among the changes, Ali Dalori, the APC State Chairman in Borno State, took over the role of former National Deputy Chairman, North, Abubakar Kyari. Additionally, Mary Alile Idele from Edo State replaced Betta Edu as the National Women Leader. Both Edu and Kyari were appointed as ministers in the new federal cabinet led by President Bola Tinubu.
The National Secretary proceeded to list the newly appointed officials and their respective positions:
- Deputy National Chairman, North (North East Zone) – Hon. Ali Bukar Dalori (Borno State)
- National Vice Chairman, North West (North West Zone) – Hon. Garba Datti Muhammad (Kaduna State)
- National Legal Adviser (North Central Zone) – Prof. Abdul Karim Abubakar Kana (Nasarawa State)
- National Welfare Secretary (South East Zone) – Hon. Donatus Nwankpa (Abia State)
- National Women Leader (South South Zone) – Mary Alile Idele, PhD (Edo State)
- Deputy National Publicity Secretary (North Central Zone) – Duro Meseko (Kogi State)
- Zonal Organising Secretary (North Central Zone) – Ikani Shuaibu Okolo (Kogi State)
These appointments are effective immediately. The inclusion of new NWC officers ensures that the APC’s leadership structure represents all regions of the country, aligning with the party’s commitment to fairness, equity, and the minimization of internal friction. This strategic move underscores the APC’s dedication to fostering a unified and diverse party structure.