Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the North Central geopolitical zone have adopted Mallam Saliu Mustapha, as the zone’s unity candidate for National Chairman ahead of the party’s convention in February.
Mustapha is a former deputy national chairman of the defunct Congress for Progressives Change (CPC).
The 49-year-old Mustapha is said to be the youngest of the aspirants vying for the position of APC’s national chairmanship. He is a long standing ally of President Muhammadu Buhari right from their days in the defunct All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP) through to the CPC.
The stakeholders of the party in the North Central met on Sunday in Ilorin under the auspices of the North Central APC Central Advisory Council, and endorsed the candidature of Mustapha as the next national chairman of the ruling party.