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Ganduje’s speech has caught onGanduje has become the new chairman of APC

The management committee of the ruling APC party in Nigeria has confirmed the election of Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, the former governor of Kano state, as the new national chairman of the party.

Ganduje was elected during the 12th meeting of the party’s executive committee held at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja, the capital of the country.

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is among the party leaders who attended the APC executive committee meeting on Thursday.

Similarly, the executive committee confirmed Senator Ajibola Basiru as the party’s national secretary.

After the announcement of their nominations, the supporters of Ganduje and Ajibola Basiru burst into cheers and cheers which reportedly disrupted the venue for a while.

On the 17th of July, the former National Chairman of the party, Senator Abdullahi Adamu and the General Secretary of the APC, Senator Iyiola Omisore, announced their resignations.

Later, the party announced the appointment of Senator Abubakar Kyari, who is the deputy chairman of APC’s northern zone, as acting chairman of the party.

On the 27th of July, President Bola Tinubu named Senator Abubakar Kyari in the list of people he sent to the Senate to determine them as ministers of his government.

Since the resignation of Abdullahi Adamu, there have been rumors that Abdullahi Ganduje, the former governor of Kano can replace him as the new APC leader.

Before that, there were rumors about whether the name of the former governor of Kano, and one of President Tinubu’s right-hand men, is among those who will be appointed as a minister, especially because of the role he played in the beginning. the victory of the president in the 2023 election.

The President of the country named some of the former governors of the APC, as those he will give ministerial positions in his government.

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Ganduje’s speech has caught on

The new National Chairman of the APC, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje said that he will start working without coldness to ensure the victory of the ruling party in the November 11 governorship elections in Imo, Kogi and Bayelsa states.

The former governor of Kano made this speech shortly after his confirmation as the national chairman of the APC.

Ganduje also praised President Bola Tinubu and promised that during his reign he will ensure that democracy is effective in the country. He also promised that he will ensure the correct registration of the members of the APC and will focus on the conduct of elections and conflict resolution.

According to him, his new leadership will create a uniform environment for all members of the party during the nomination process.


Who is Abdullahi Ganduje?

Abdullahi Umar was born in Ganduje village in Dawakin Tofa local government of Kano state in 1949.

He started studying Quran and Islam in his village, where he got religious knowledge. He entered the primary school through the Spitting Horses from 1956 to 1963.

Ganduje started secondary school in Birnin Kudu in 1964 and graduated in 1968.

He joined the teacher training school in Kano between 1969 and 1972.

The former governor of Kanon State obtained his first degree in scholarship from Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria in Kaduna State in 1975.

In 1979, he completed his master’s degree at Bayero University, Kano, and then returned to Ahmadu Bello University from 1984 to 1985 to study public administration.

In 1993, he received his PhD from the University of Ibadan.

His politics

Ganduje joined the NPN party in the second republic and became the deputy secretary of Kano state from 1979 to 1980.

He ran for the House of Representatives in 1979 under the NPN party, but was unsuccessful.

In 1998, he joined the PDP where he asked the party to nominate him for the governorship race, but he did not succeed, instead it nominated Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.

But Ganduje was elected as Kwankwaso’s deputy between 1999 and 2003, they won the governorship and deputy governor elections in Kano again from 2011 to 2015.

In 2015, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje was elected as the governor of Kano, where he served two terms from 2015 to 2023.

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