Former Governor of Kano State, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje and spokesperson for the ninth Nigerian Senate, Senator Ajibola Basiru, were on Thursday officially ratified to replace the immediate past National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC Senator Abdullahi Adamu and former National Secretary, Iyiola Omisore.
The decision was taken barely an hour after President Bola Tinubu arrived at the Transcorp Hilton, venue of the NEC meeting, on Thursday.
The President arrived at the Congress Hall of the hotel surrounded by stern-looking security operatives suspected to be officers of the Department of State Services at about 11.35am.
Following the announcement of their appointments, supporters of Ganduje and Basiru broke into jubilation that almost disrupted the programme temporarily.
Among the dignitaries that arrived early for the NEC meeting were Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello; former governor of Osun State and pioneer chairman of APC, Chief Bisi Akande; acting National Chairman of the party, Senator Abubakar Kyari; former Governor of Kano State, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje and Spokesperson for the ninth Senate, Senator Ajibola Basiru.
Senator Abubakar Kyari