No fewer than 60 people have obtained nomination forms to contest in various positions in the forthcoming National Convention of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
The former Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) 2018 National Convention Committee, Senator Benjamin Uwajimogu revealed this while handing over to his successor, Senator Ndoma Egba.
Uwajumogu, who resigned as secretary of the committee last weekend, said yesterday while handing over to his successor, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, that the committee would stick to the timetable released earlier.
“Recall that during my resignation last weekend, I had hinged it on personal reasons especially as it coincided with the date of the convention.
“I am happy to inform you and to receive the good news about the appointment of a fine gentleman and the former leader of the Senate who doubles as chairman of the refurbished Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Ndoma-Egba.
“He is here to officially take over from me as the secretary of the national convention committee, and let me assure you that the 2018 national convention will be one of the best to be organised by the APC,” he said.
Speaking on the level of preparation for the convention, Uwajumogu maintained that “everything is still in order and my leaving the position will not affect the process. I know very well that with the experiences Ndoma-Egba has, he will bring more vibes to this convention scheduled for June 23. I welcome and wish you the best.”
He said he was not disappointed that the national leadership of the party appointed a South-south party member to take over from him instead of South-east person he requested during his resignation.
“I was not disappointed because Ndoma-Egba is from the eastern region and I believe that he is most qualified and most positioned to succeed me as secretary of the convention. He has the competence to take the convention to a successful conclusion.