The 38 Individuals Pushing the Breakaway APC Faction
Just as it happened in the buildup to the 2015 presidential election, the ruling party is having to contend with the threat of a breakaway faction.
Back then, five governors walked out on the party in 2013 — almost two years to the election — consequently giving the renegades ample time to plot how to hurt the party, which they did to stunning success.
This time, though, the breakup occurs far too close to the elction — just seven months to the election. The real faces behind the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC) — the likes of Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara — have not formally decided to make themselves public.
In their stead are 38 APC members led by Buba Galadima, President Muhammadu Buhari’s former ally and former National Secretary of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC).
Also prominent on the list is Kassim Afegbua, spokesman of former Military preisdnet Ibrahim Babangida, perhaps an indication of the power brokers who might be behind the R-APC.
Below, at a glance, are the 38 spearheading what may blossom into a nationwide decimation of the ruling All progressives Congress (APC).
|2||Anambra||Sir Toby Chukwudi Okwuaya|
|4||Benue||Noah Mark Dickson|
|5||Jigawa||Hon. Nasiru Garba Dantiye|
|6||Kaduna||Col. Gora (Rtd)|
|7||Kano||Umar Haruna Doguwa|
|9||Kogi||Alh. Hadi Ametuo|
|10||Ogun||Alhaji Adeleke Adewale Taofeek|
|11||Ondo||Hon. Otetubi Idowu|
|12||Oyo||Alh. Ali Alimi Isiaka Adisa|
|13||Yobe||Mohammed Burgo Dalah|
|14||Zamfara||Alh. Nasiru Yakubu|
|15||Niger||Hon. Samaila Yusuf Kontagora|
|1||Yobe State||Buba Galadima||National Chairman|
|2||Kano State||Bala Muhd Gwagwarwa||National Deputy Chairman, North|
|3||Abia State||Chief Theo Nkire||National Deputy Chairman, South East|
|4||Ondo State||Hon. Eko Olakunle||National Vice Chairman South West|
|5||Kaduna State||Hon. Hussaini Dambo||National Vice Chairman North West|
|6||Kogi State||Mahmud Mohammed Abubakar||National Vice Chairman, North Central|
|7||Benue State||Hon. Godwin Akaan||Deputy National Secretary|
|8||Oyo State||Dr Fatai Atanda||National Secretary|
|9||Edo State||Kazeem Afegbua||National Publicity Secretary|
|10||Adamawa State||Daniel Bwala||Financial Secretary|
|11||Jigawa State||Abba Malami Taura||Deputy National Auditor|
|12||Kwara State||Hon. Kayode Omotosho||National Treasurer|
|13||Anambra State||Barr. Nicholas Asuzu||National Youth Leader|
|14||Rivers State||Barr. Baride A. Gwezia||Legal Adviser|
|15||Katsina State||Haj Aisha Kaita||National Women Leader|
|16||Bauchi State||Mrs. Fatima Adamu||National Welfare Secretary|
|17||Ogun State||Alh. Isiak Akinwumi||Deputy Financial Secretary|
|18||Zamfara State||Alh. Bashir Mai Mashi||Deputy National Treasurer|
|19||Abuja||Hauwa Adam Mamuda||Deputy Welfare Secretary|
|20||Sokoto State||Hon. Shuaibu Gwanda Gobir||Deputy National Publicity Secretary|
|21||Katsina State||M. T. Liman||National Organising Secretary|
|22||Niger State||Dr Theo Sheshi||Deputy National Organising Secretary|
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