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By Biodun Busari

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has released 20 names as chairmen and members of sub-committees of the special convention to oversee its primary election slated for Monday and Tuesday.

According to the document released on Saturday by the party’s Assistant Director Media and Publicity, Edegbe Odemwegie, those on the list are members of the budget committee.

The Chairman is the Governor Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State, while his co-chair is the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Hajia Zainab Ahmad and the deputy chairman is the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC.

Members of the committee on the list are Layi Falabi, Senator Umar Abubakar, Senator Sahabi Alhaji Yau, Dr M B Shehu, Hon Usani Uguru Usani, Hon Phalal Bako Muhammad and HE Usman Mamman Muhammad.

Others include Saleem Saidu Malami, Dr Nura Manu Soro, Chief Akange Audu, Chief Barr John Ochoga, Chief Tony Chukwu, Alhaji Mansur Shehu Musa, Prof Oluwasegun Adekunle, Prof Salisu Matori, Prof Kabiru Mato and Prof M B Nuhu.

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Recall that the ruling party on Thursday in a statement issued by Felix Morka, National Publicity Secretary, All Progressives Congress (APC) had published names of chairmen of sub-committees for its convention.

Among others on the list to chair committees are Finance and Logistics headed H.E. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Lagos State, Accreditation and Decoration supervised by H.E. Prince Dapo Abiodun, Governor of Ogun State and Security and Compliance overseen by H.E. Rotimi Akeredolu, Governor of Ondo State among others.

APC will hold its special convention at Tafawa Balewa Square, Abuja between June 6 and 7, where the presidential candidate for the 2023 general elections is expected to emerge.

Among top aspirants gunning to be the flag bearer of the party are Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, former governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, erstwhile Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.

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