Oyo APC bigwigs sidelined as APC constitute new committee

In what seems like a sidelining of bigwigs of the ruling party in Oyo State, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has constituted a new committee ahead of the 2023 general elections.

The members includes sitting and former governors, ministers and lawmakers. Despite Oyo State chapter of the APC having a former governor, HE Otunba Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala, Former Minister Barr Adebayo Shittu, Sen Ayoade Adeseun, Sen Femi Lanleyin, Sen Rilwan Adesoji Akanbi in its ranks, none of them were considered to be among the committee.

Meanwhile, Former Governor Otunba Gbenga Daniel and Former Speaker House of Representatives Dimeji Bankole who recently joined the party made the list.

The 61-member Contact/Strategy Committee is chaired by Jigawa Governor, Mohammed Badaru Abubakar; Ikechi Emenike is the Secretary.

John Akpan Udoehede, National Secretary of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, announced the formation on Monday.

The scribe said the development “is part of ongoing efforts by the CECPC to rebuild and reposition our great party”.

Yobe Governor and CECPC National Chairman, Mai Mala Buni, will inaugurate the committee on Tuesday at the APC National Secretariat.

The list comprises Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege; Governors Yahaya Bello, Babagana Zulum, Inuwa Yahaya, Abdullahi Sule, Aminu Masari, Simon Lalong, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Dapo Abiodun, Hope Uzodinma, David Umahi, Abdullahi Ganduje.

Aliyu Wammako, Danjuma Goje, Kashim Shettima, Ibikunle Amosun, Mohammed Jibrilla, Timipre Sylva, Rauf Aregbesola, Chris Ngige, George Akume, Akinwunmi Ambode, Adamu Aliero, Gbenga Daniel, Sullivan Chime, Iyiola Omisore, Mohammed Abubakar, Aliyu Shinkafi, Saidu Dakingari.

Also included are Nuhu Ribadu, Abubakar Malami, Sadiya Farouq, Adamu Adamu, Dimeji Bankole, Yakubu Dogara, Ganiyu Solomon, Julius Ali Ucha, Margaret Okadigbo, Jibrin Wowo, Anthony Oduma Agbo, Ajayi Boroffice, Sani Musa Khairat Gwadabe, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha

The rest are Kawu Sumaila, Usman Mohammed, Abubakar Suleja, Makinde Abiola, Blessing Onuoha, Kashim Imam, Drubibi Adzape, Emerhor Ortega, Okon Umana, B. B Apugo, Ugo Okoye, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Hadiza Bala Usman, Miriam Onuoha, Ideato Okoli.

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