No fewer than 74 persons, including a former Head of State, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, has been appointed by the All Progressive Congress (APC) as members of its Board of Trustees, BOT.
Former Vice-President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Sen. Ahmed Bola Tinubu have also been appointed members of the BOT.
Other prominent members who constituted the party’s BOT list are, Alhaji Baba Magaji, Alhaji Kawu Baraje, Chief Tony Momoh, former Bayelsa State governor, Timi Sylva, Yusuf Ali, former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Masari, Chief Bisi Akande, Senator George Akume and Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila among others.
All serving APC governors and former governors who are members of the party have also been announced as automatic members of the BOT.
It was learnt that some of the appointed BoT members met at the national secretariat of the party on Wednesday. It was also learnt that the Board will elect its executive members next week.
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Sources close to the party revealed to Vanguard that the party may pick a prominent member from the South East as its chairman while the office of Secretary may go to the North central zone.
The APC was formed in February 2013 by Nigeria’s four biggest opposition parties – the Action Congress of Nigeria 9ACN), the Congress fpr Progressive Change (CPC), the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) to take on the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
They have been clashing with PDP since their inception. On Monday, 18 August, 2014, four people allegedly lost their lives during a clash between supporters of the APC, and the PDP in Daddere town of Obi local government area in Nasarawa State.