APC Convention: Who is the next National Chairman?

by Area Talk

As the rulling All Progressives Congress (Apc) prepares ahead of her 2022 National Convention on the 26th of March to Elect her new Executives to pilot the affairs of the party in the next four years, Even (11) Aspirants has so far shown interest for the Chairmanship position

it was gathered that the major contenders for the position is between the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP)

According to our Source, A high profile member of the party who disclosed to us of the recent development confirmed to us that The President and the leader of the party, President Mohammadu Buhari has optioned for KASHIM SHETTIMA, Former Governor of Borno State.

Among the contestants include;


Mohammed Sani Musa


Mohammed Sani Musa is a Nigerian politician and the senator representing the Niger East Senatorial District of Niger State at the Nigerian 9th National Assembly.

Mohammed Sani Musa, Dan-Durbin Minna, was born on the 11 May 1965 at Minna Niger State Nigeria.

Educational background.

He attended Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria where he bagged B.Sc (Hon) in Business Administration in 1990, specializing in Banking and Finance.

He has a Postgraduate Certificate in International Management from the University of Liverpool which he got in 2013.

Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Public Policy and Management University of London he got in 2007.

Diploma in Insurance from ABU Zaria in 1986.

Professional Certificate in Conflict Analysis from the United States Institute of Peace – 2007.

Certificate in Computer Appreciation – Computer Center Federal University of Technology Minna – 1986.

He also attended Harvard Business School, Harvard University Cambridge Boston USA – 2012 for a training programme. Graduate School of Public and International Affairs University of Pittsburgh.

Pennsylvania USA – 2008 for a Leadership Training Programme on Accountability, Ethics, and Corporate Governance. General School Certificate/WAEC-1983.


Saliu Mustapha

Saliu Mustapha is a Nigerian politician and a member of the All Progressives Congress.

Former National deputy chairman of the Congress for Progressive Change, one of the defunct political parties that merged to form the All Progressives Congress.

Born 25 September 1972 (age 49).
State: Kwara, Nigeria
Political party: All Progressives Congress.

Mustapha was born on September 25, 1972 in Ilorin, Kwara state were he attended Bartholomew primary school in Zaria for his primary education and then proceeded to Command Secondary School in Kaduna for his secondary education.
He studied mineral resources engineering at the Kaduna polytechnic.

Source Wikipedia.


Date of Birth: 23rd September 1956.
Place of Birth: Jimeta, Yola State.
Local Government: Yola North.

Memberships of Bodies/ Organizations.

Member Nigeria Inst. Of Management (MNIM).
Member University of Maiduguri Alumni Association.
University of Lagos Alumni Association.

Work Experience

Barclays Bank (Now Union) 1975 – 1981.
Managing Director Sunrise Ventures 1981 – 1987.
General Manager, HUB Service Ltd. 1984 – 1986 (A Tea Bagging Company).
Highland Bank 1991 – 1993.
Pinnacle Commercial Bank 1993 – 1996.
National Maritime Authority (Head Protocol Unit) 1998 – 2005.
Appointed as Permanent Member 1 of the Board 2017 – till date of the FCT – Secondary Education Board (SEB)
Under the purview of the Board Member 1,
Political Landmarks:

Deputy Chairman, ACD AMAC Chapter Feb. 2006 – Jan. 2006.
Treasurer/ Secretary, (AC) FCT 2006 – 2007.
FCT Chairman, Action Congress of Nigeria (AC) 2007 – 2010.
Member, National Convention Congress Committee of ACN in Benin, December, 2010
Member, Niger State Party Registration Committee, February, 2014.
Secretary, Taraba State Congress Committee April/ May 2014.
Member, Sub-Committee on Security 2014. National Convention of the APC June 12, 2014.
Chairman, Plateau State Gubernatorial and State House of Assembly Primaries Committee, December, 2014.
Member, Delta State National Assembly Screening Committee, November, 2014.
Member APC FCT Executive Committee 2014 to date.
Member contact & Mobilization Directorate. President Muhammadu Buhari campaign Directorate 2015 elections.
Member Venue committee for “President Muhammadu Buhari” Inauguration May, 2015.


Senator Danjuma

He was born on October 10, 1952, in Kashere, in Akko Local Government Area of Gombe State, Nigeria.
Danjuma Goje attended the Ahmadu Bello University(ABU), Zaria where he graduated with a degree in Political Science.
He began his political journey by being a member of the Bauchi State house of Assembly from 1979 to 1983.
He went ahead to work as the secretary of the National Institute for Medical Research in Yaba, Lagos State from 1984 to 1989.
Danjuma Goje subsequently became the Chairman and Managing Director of the company established by him, Zaina Nigeria Limited which he named after his mother, Hajiya Zainab.
He ran the company from 1989 to 1999.
Danjuma Goje contested for the seat of Senator in the Nigerian National Assembly in 1998 and later on became the Minister of State, Power and Steel from 1999-2001 under President Olusegun Obasanjo led administration.
In 2003, he was elected Governor of Gombe State, Nigeria. He was in office from 2003 to 2011.
In the April 2011 elections, Muhammed Danjuma Goje competed successfully to be elected Senator for Gombe Central on the PDP ticket.
He however later defected to the All Progressive Congress(APC).
In the 2015 elections , he again contested for the senatorial seat for Gombe Central and won. This time around, under the platform of the APC.
The Gombe State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, through its Chairman, Magaji Doho however expelled the senator representing Gombe-Central senatorial district, Danjuma Goje, from the party with effect from July 1, 2015 for his alleged engagement in anti-party activities.


Mallam Isa Yuguda

Mallam Isa Yuguda was born in Yuguda, Bauchi State on June 15, 1956. He attended the North East College of Arts & Science (NECAS), Maiduguri where he obtained a Joint Matriculation Board Certificate.
Mallam Isa Yuguda proceeded to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where he studied Economics and obtained his B. Sc. (Hons) in Economics in the year 1979.
After his first degree, he proceeded for his Masters program in Business Administration at the University of Jos in 1998.

Prior to obtaining his Masters Degree, Mallam Isa Yuguda worked in the following banks: Federal Mortgage Bank,Savannah Bank, Inland Bank, NAL Merchant Bank etc.

During the regime of Olusegun Obasnjo, Mallam Isa Yuguda was appointed Minister of State for Transport. Later, he manned the Ministry of Aviation as a minister also.

In the year 2007, Mallam Isa Yuguda contested for governorship election in Bauchi State and won. Following his election, he was sworn-in on May 29, 2007.
Mallam Isa Yuguda is married to Hajiya Hauwa Abiodun Yuguda.


Kashim Shettima

He was Commissioner of Local Governments and Chieftaincy Affairs (2008), Education (2009), Agriculture and Natural Resources and finally to the Ministry of Health from where he contested the Governorship in 2011 which he won under the platform of the now defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party, ANPP and was inaugurated on May 29, 2011.
He won reelection in 2015 under the All Progressives Congress, APC and was unambiguously chosen as Chairman of the Northern States Governors’ Forum, an umbrella body of Governors in the 19 States located in northern Nigeria.

Mr Kashim attended Lamisula Primary School in Maiduguri from 1972 to 1978;.
Government Community Secondary School, Biu in southern part of Borno State from 1978 to 1980 and was transferred to Government Science Secondary School, Potiskum (now in neighbouring Yobe State) where he completed his secondary education in 1983.
He studied at the University of Maiduguri and earned a Degree (BSc) in Agricultural Economics in 1989.
He had his one-year compulsory membership of the National Youths Service Corps, NYSC, at the defunct Nigerian Agricultural Cooperative Bank, Calabar, capital of Cross River State in South-South, Nigeria, from 1989 to 1990.
He obtained a master’s degree (MSc) in Agricultural Economics in 1991 at the University of Ibadan in Southwest, Nigeria.
Shettima joined the University of Maiduguri as a Lecturer with the Department of Agricultural Economics and was in the academia from 1991 to 1993.


Ali Modu Sheriff

Ali Modu Sheriff was born in Ngala Town, Ngala Local Government Area, Borno State in 1956.
His father was the business tycoon Galadima Modu Sheriff. He attended Government Secondary School, Bama (1974–1979).
He attended the London School of Business, where he studied Insurance, Banking and Finance.
In 1981, he joined his father’s construction company as a Director, later becoming Managing Director.
In 1985, he registered his first company.
His companies include Meroil Organisation and Union.
He was elected as a senator from Borno during the Third Nigerian Republic under the banner of NRC.
He is Borno State’s first governor to serve two consecutive terms (2003–2011).
He joined the All Progressives Congress becoming a founding member of that party.
In 2014, Sheriff switched affiliation to the People’s Democratic Party and acted as the National Working Committee chair from 16 February 2016 until the National Convention, when he was removed and replaced by Ahmed Makarfi.
On 26 April 2018 he defected back to All Progressives Congress


George Akume.

George Akume born 27 December 1953.
He is a Nigerian politician who is the current Minister of Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs.
He was a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
He was the Minority Leader of the Senate from June 2011 to June 2015.
He was also the Governor of Benue State from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007.
He was the first Governor of Benue State to have completed two terms in office.
He was elected governor of Benue State on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and was then elected to the Senate to represent the people of Benue as a senator for Benue North-West.
Akume was re-elected Senator for Benue North-West in the April 2011 elections, running on the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) platform.
He was again re-elected to the senate under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2015.
He was chairman senate committee on army and a ranking member of senate


Abdul-Aziz Yari Abubakar

He was born on the 1st of January, 1969 in Anka, Zamfara State

He started his education at Talata Mafara Township Primary School, from where he proceeded to Government Teacher’s College Bakura between 1979 to 1984.
He completed his tertiary education at Sokoto Polytechnic from 1991 to 1994 and obtained a certificate and later a Diploma in Secretarial Studies in 2004.
He also attended Kebbi Polytechnic for a Graduate Diploma in Public Administration in 2008.
In 1999, he served as the Secretary of the then All Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP) between 1999 and 2003.
He was elected Chairman of ANPP Zamfara State in 2003 and later rose to the position of ANPP National Financial Secretary and served in this position till 2007 when he was elected as Member representing Anka/Talata Mafara Federal Constituency from 2007 to 2011.
On April 26, 2011, Abdul-aziz Yari Abubakar was elected Governor of Zamfara State on the platform of the All Nigeria Peoples Party(ANPP).

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Umaru Tanko Al-Makura

Umaru Tanko Al-Makura is a Nigerian businessman and politician and also a former governor who is a senator in Nasarawa State running under the All Progressive Congress ticket. He was elected as a senator in 2019.

Al-makura was born 1952 in Lafia, Nasarawa State. He attended Dunama Primary School, Lafia (1959–1966).
Keffi Teacher’s College (1967–1971) and then Government Teachers College of Education, Uyo (1972–75).
For a short period in 1975 he was an Assistant Producer at the Broadcasting Corporation of Northern Nigeria.
He then went to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (1975–1978), graduating with a Bachelor of Education Degree.
For his National Youth Service he was a teacher at the Government College, Makurdi.

In 1978 he formed Almakura Nigeria Limited, importing and servicing agricultural and industrial machinery. Later he ventured into real estate and property development as owner and chairman of Ta’al Nigeria Limited, with properties in Abuja, Lagos, Kano and Washington DC, United States.
He owns the Ta’al Lake Resort, Abuja and the Ta’al Conference Hotel, Lafia.
In 1980, Almakura became the youth leader of the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) in the old Plateau State.
He was elected to the constitution Assembly of 1988–89, representing the Lafia–Obi Federal Constituency of what is now Nasarawa State.
He was state secretary of the National Republican Convention (NRC) party in Plateau State from 1990 to 1992. Al-makura was a founding member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Nasarawa State in 1998.
He defected from the PDP after losing the primary elections for the Nasarawa Governor competition.
Al-Makura was elected Governor of Nasarawa State, Nigeria on 26 April 2011, running on the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) ticket.
He defeated the incumbent governor, Aliyu Akwe-Doma of the PDP.


Abdullahi Adamu

Abdullahi Adamu was born in Keffi, Nasarawa State, on 23 July 1946. He attended the Government Secondary School, Makurdi (1960–1962).
The Government Technical College, Bukuru (1962–1965) and Kaduna Polytechnic (1965–1968).
He returned to Kaduna Polytechnic for a Higher National Diploma in June 1971.
Adamu started work in 1967 with the Electricity Corporation of Nigeria.
In 1971, he joined the Northern Nigeria Development Corporation (NNDC) Kaduna.
In 1973, he joined AEK, a consultancy firm, where he was Project Manager for construction of Durbar Hotel and Murtala Mohammed Square, Kaduna.
In October 1975, he was appointed the Executive Secretary of the Benue/Plateau Construction Company by the Benue/Plateau State government.
From February 1980 – September 1983 he was Chairman of the Benue Cement Company, Gboko.
In 1987, he enrolled in the part-time degree programme of the University of Jos, obtaining an LLB (Hons) in 1992.
He enrolled in the Nigerian Law School, Lagos where he obtained his BL and was called to the Bar as a solicitor and Advocate of Supreme Court of Nigeria in December 1993.
Adamu joined politics in 1977, and was elected to the Constituent Assembly, which drafted the constitution for Nigeria’s short-lived Second Republic (1979–1983).
He was a pioneer member of the National Party of Nigeria (NPN), the first Secretary-General of the NPN in Plateau State from December 1978, and chairman of the NPN in the Plateau from 1982 to 1983, when military rule began again.
In 1994, he was appointed to the National Constitutional Conference by General Sani Abacha’s administration.
In March 1995, Adamu was appointed a minister of state of the Works and Housing ministry, holding this position until November 1997. When the ban on political activity was lifted in 1997, he joined the United Nigeria Congress Party (UNCP).
In 1998, Adamu became a founding member of People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
In 1999 Nasarawa State gubernatorial election, Abdullahi Adamu ran successfully for position of governor on the PDP platform and was re-elected during the 2003 Nasarawa State gubernatorial election.

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