NWC candidates panic over unity list for APC convention


There are strong indications that candidates contesting 43 positions in the National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress are panicking ahead of Saturday’s convention.

It was learnt on Monday that the source of their fear was the alleged existence of a list of candidates called “unity list,” which was said to enjoy the support of the APC leaders especially governors. A chieftain of the APC, who confided in The PUNCH, said the list contained names of candidates, who were being supported by the leadership of the party and its governors.

However, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Diaspora Matters, told newsmen, “No unity list, there’s room for affirmation, consensus; there is no unity list but what you can say is APC list. Anywhere you see any such list it is fake. There are 20 unopposed positions and 42 to be contested, that’s about the summary.”