The new National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, will on Tuesday meet members of the National Working Committee in what will be his first official assignment as the leader of the party.
The development came barely two days after the former governor of Kano State was ratified at the 12th National Executive Committee meeting of the ruling party at Transcorp Hilton in Abuja.
Aside from Ganduje, Spokesperson for the ninth Senate, Senator Ajibola Basiru, was also ratified as the new national secretary of the APC during Thursday’s NEC meeting.
In an exclusive interview with our correspondent, a party chieftain, who craved anonymity, explained that the 73-year-old Kano State politician would chair his first meeting at the national headquarters of the party on Tuesday.
He said, “We are having an NWC meeting on Tuesday. It will be Ganduje’s first official meeting.
“I am sure it is an effort on his part to get familiar with the committee members in a more relaxed atmosphere following the stress of the NEC meeting that approved his appointment. Basiru has also promised to make himself available for the meeting.
On what will be the possible agenda for the meeting, the party chieftain disclosed that priority would be given to appointing officers for the vacant positions in the NWC.