Group Endorses Senator Al-Makura as APC National Chairman

The race to become the All Progressives Congress's (APC) next national chairman is already underway
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Senator Umaru Tanko Al-makura (Photo credit: @MakuraGroup Source: Twitter)

Summary

  • The race to become All Progressives Congress's (APC) next national chairman is already underway
  • Senator Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, the former governor of Nasarawa state, has been endorsed by a youth group within the ruling party,
  • and has been a popular choice among many APC stakeholders.



Despite the fact that Senator Umaru Tanko Al-Makura has yet to formally announce his candidacy for the APC National Chairmanship, a group; All Progressives Congress (APC) National Youth Vanguard has called on the ruling party’s national leaders, stakeholders, state leaders, women, and youths to endorse former governor of Nasarawa state, Senator Tanko Al-Makura as national chairman of the APC.

THE GAZETTE obtained a copy of the demand, which was signed by the group's national president, Ikechukwu Obinna.

After its 64th National Executive Committee meeting on Saturday, March 20, the group stated its position, adding that they would also buy Senator Al-national Makura's chairmanship form.

The APC youth vanguard indicated that the party has come a long way since its inception in February 2013, and that having a core politician like Al-Makura overseeing the party's affairs is important.

Meanwhile, there are signs that discontent within the APC is growing over an alleged plot by some party leaders to extend the tenure of the governor Mai Mala Buni-led caretaker committee.

If the Buni-led committee fails to carry out its mandate to hold a national convention in June 2021, some interest groups are reportedly preparing for a showdown. There are already rumors that the Buni-led committee intends to remain in power beyond June 2021.

Some party leaders have already expressed their displeasure with the Buni committee's lack of preparation for a national convention.