In a significant move, the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) convened at the national headquarters in Abuja to inaugurate a new caretaker committee tasked with navigating the aftermath of the dissolved Rivers State chapter.
Led by the National Chairman of the APC, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, the inauguration ceremony witnessed the presence of key figures, including Vice Chairman for South-South, Victor Giadom, and NWC members. This development unfolded two days after the official announcement of the dissolution of the former state executive committee, paving the way for the newly appointed caretaker committee.
The dissolution was communicated by the National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka, at the party secretariat on Wednesday. Morka, flanked by Deputy National Publicity Secretary Duro Ladipo, revealed the composition of the seven-man caretaker committee, with Chief Tony Okocha as Chairman and Eric Nwibani as Secretary.
Other committee members include Chibuike Ikenga, Prince Stephen Abolo, Silvester Vidin, Senibo Karibi Dan-Jumbo, and Miss Darling Amadi.
Following the oath-taking ceremony, Ganduje addressed the newly sworn-in officers, emphasizing the challenging task ahead. He urged them to focus on reconciling factions and bringing back members who had left the party. Ganduje also charged the committee with the responsibility of creating a conducive environment for the Congress within the stipulated six-month duration, aiming to usher in leadership at all levels.
The inauguration marks a strategic move by the APC to address internal challenges and foster unity within the Rivers State chapter, reflecting the party’s commitment to navigating complexities and ensuring a smooth transition to new leadership.