APC National Convention: Ali-Modu Shariff,nine other chairmanship aspirants to discuss way forward

Agency report
Ahead of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Convention slated for February 2022, the party’s national chairmanship aspirants will on December 17, converge in Abuja to speak on how to move it forward.
This is according to a statement issued in Abuja by Mr Babatunde Ayeni, Chairman APC Press Corps Annual Public Lecture Summit.
The eleven frontline chairmanship aspirants include; Sen. Ali-Modu Shariff, a two term Borno Governor, former Deputy National Chairman of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) Saliu Mustapha and former Governor of Nasarawa State Sen. Tanko Almakura.
Others are, current Senator representing Niger East Senatorial District in the Senate, Mohammed Sani Musa, former Governor of Zamfara State Abdulaziz Yari and former Governor of Bauchi, Isa Yuguda.
Also in the race, are Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs Sen. George Akume, Mr Sunny Moniedafe, former Borno Governor, Sen. Kashim Shettima, former Gombe Governor, Sen. Danjuma Goje and Mohammed Saidu Etsu.
According to the statement, a chieftain of the party and  Director-General of Voice of Nigeria (VON)  Mr Osita Okechukwu, will deliver a keynote paper titled:”APC Beyond 2023: The tasks ahead – The Role of Stakeholders.” at the event.
The event slated for December 16, would be chaired by the Chairman, APC Caretaker and Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), and Governor of Yobe, Mai Mala Buni.
The maiden edition of the summit was held in December 2020 with the Director-General of the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) Salihu Lukman as the guest speaker.
Ayeni said the annual public lecture summit, with the theme; “Towards Ensuring Enduring Democracy” is a platform designed by the APC Press Corps to contribute to the intellectual development of the nation’s democracy.
“The summit aims at providing workable templates for good governance and serves as a medium for deepening democratic norms and institutions by engaging key players in politics, public administration, academia, and economy.
“Reports and suggestions on the lecture will be made available to the party and interested members of the public.
“The National Chairman, APC CECPC, and Governor of Yobe, Mai Mala Buni will be the Chairman of the occasion,” Ayeni said.
He added that this year’s edition of the summit was designed to avail all APC national chairmanship aspirants the opportunity to share their views on the party.
He said it was also designed for the APC chairmanship aspirants to present their plans and programmes for the party ahead of its forthcoming National Convention slated for February 2022.

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