The phenomenal Akume for All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman Campaign Organisation (AFANCCO) has paid a courtesy visit to its principal, His Excellency, Senator Dr. George Akume, the Honourable Minister for Special Duties.
The visit, which took place in Abuja on Tuesday, 28th September, was in furtherance of AFANCCO’s resolve to be a veritable catalyst in the conveyance of the modest wishes of the people for the adoption and subsequent election of their choice, Sen. George Akume as the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Africa’s largest political party, in the forthcoming National Convention of the great party.
Speaking during the visit, the able Chairman of AFANCCO, Mr. Ogochukwu Ezeaku, who is also the Chairman of I Stand With Buhari Organization and a Member of the Presidential Campaign Council, pointed out that APC as the ruling party and Nigeria as a whole, needed continuity and sustenance of the party’s legacy activities and only someone with well established legacies and track-record in public service, government affairs and administrative excellence in the mould of His Excellency, Senator Dr. George Akume, is capable of achieving this feat.
The Director General of AFANCCO, Chief Pascal Ojim, Member, Presidential Campaign Council, Member, APC Merger Committee and SA to the former National Chairman, expressed the collective wish of the mass majority of concerned stakeholders and of Nigerians, for His Excellency, Sen. Dr. Akume to run for election as National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, a party he rightly described as the fastest growing party in Black Africa. This, he affirmed, was because the Very Distinguished Sen. Dr. George Akume was by many miles, the most qualified for the position, as a result of his incomparable administrative experience as Governor, Senator and Minister, among other positions he has held, which has provided him with rich knowledge and extensive experience in the expert management of public organizations, especially “at this most trying critical and tempestuous moment of our national voyage,” in the words of the able Director General.
The National Women Leader of AFANCCO, Ambassador Fatima Adams, who is also the National Coordinator, Women for Buhari and Osinbajo, Member, Presidential Campaign Council and former Women Leader, ANPP FCT and APN, FCT and North Central Zone, noted that women and all well meaning people across the country were in support of His Excellency, Sen. Dr. George Akume’s candidacy for Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, citing numerous instances of his immense capacity to communicate across diverse lines, his deep understanding of administration, his far-reaching network of human and non-human resources and his diplomatic ability which he has deployed to overcome daunting challenges in the past and still doing so in the present. She also identified as a key factor, his fatherly nature that welcomes all and simultaneously instills the strong leadership atmosphere needed for organizational success.
In his response, His Excellency, the Very Distinguished Senator Dr. George Akume, thanked AFANCCO for its thoughtfulness and concern for the wellbeing of the party and the nation at large, stressing that nation building was a collective task for all, and highlighting the successes recorded by the Buhari Administration in various sectors of the economy. He warmly welcomed the resolve of AFANCCO to play significant roles in actualizing the election of the right leader for the ruling All Progressives Congress, and appreciated the organization’s selfless activities in saddling itself with the task of identifying and conveying the wishes of the people, stating that he was indeed, grateful for being chosen by well wishers to serve as APC National Chairman. He promised to consult the party’s top decision maker and final authority, to whom he is obligated, and subsequently relay response to well wishers and to AFANCCO, in due course.
In the vote of thanks, AFANCCO General Secretary, Alhaji Usman Muhammed Jahun, Commandant General, Vigilante Group of Nigeria and Member, Presidential Campaign Council, expressed the organization’s gratitude for the time spent with the Honourable Minister, Sen. Dr. George Akume, despite his highly demanding schedule, and the attention granted during discussion. He emphasized AFANCCO’s unflinching support for processes leading to nothing short of the best for the country.
AFANCCO’s Special Delegation included Prof. Patrick Egaga, an APC stalwart in the South South and Chairman, AFANCCO Strategy Committee; Mr. Sylvester Ojogbane, Deputy Chairman, AFANCCO Strategy Committee; Dr. Rita Anuli Modebe, Member, Presidential Campaign Council; Lady Chinonso Nwangwu, Member, Presidential Campaign Council and SA to the Former National Chairman; Mr. Hakeem Olaniga, Editor, New National Star Newspaper and Member, AFANCCO, Media Committee, Mr. Gabriel Nwanze, AFANCCO Director of Administration; Amb. Hon. Chief Great Ikechukwu Ugwuoke (JP), National President, Anambra Non-indigenous Stakeholders Association; represented were: Maj. Gen. Charles Airhiavbere rtd, former gubernatorial candidate under APC in Edo State, represented by Hon, Daniel Egbide; Amb. Fidelis Ayogu, former Chief Whip of the National Assembly and Nigerian Ambassador to Uganda, Hon. Fatima Jimeta, former Member, Presidential Advisory Committee; Chief Lawrence Amaechi, National President, Civil Servants Union of Nigeria; Chief Femi Sanusi, former Councillor, Abuja Municipal Area Council and Former State Secretary, as well as Member, APC Registration Committee; Yusuf Elaigwu, Member, APC Progressives Youth; Chief Solomon Ikekwuru, Former ALGON Chairman; Chief Isaac Ehiaghato, Chairman, Nigeria Is In Safe Hands Organization; Barr. Emmanuel Audi, National Legal Adviser, Arewa Youth Movement; Alhaji Yusuf Dokochi, National Coordinator APC BAT; Alhaji Mahmud Widi, Chairman Gold Miners Association; Alhaji Musa Kumo, Former Chairman, FCT; Mr. Okenyi Onuche, Member, Presidential Campaign Council; Hajia Maryam Sabo, Member, Congress Committee and Alhaji Bolaji, APC Leader In Kwara State.
Members of the delegation further included Alh. Abdulmumuni Kinging; Hon Gabriel Ejo; Sani Musa; Ali Saidu Abudullahi; Hon. Femi Sanusi; Maikasuwa Muhammed; Maryam Sabo; Christie Mlan; Clement Ekpento; Jane Nze; Juliet Ezechi; Christian Agada; Fatima Abubakar; Rabi Umar; Yiyelu Stephen Mario; Muhammed Abdullahi; Wedi Muhammed; Ahmed Adabu; Sherfia Tofa; Umar Musa; Aisha Saidu; Zabbua Yusuf; Salihu Muhammed Luth; Jennifer Owoicho; Abdul Wabu; Muhammed Usman; Emeka Uzondu;; and AFANCCO Media Officers/New National Star Newspapers Media personnel, comprising Lawrence Audu, Emmanuel Adamu and Paul Gere.
AFANCCO continues to develop effective frameworks that will lead to the establishment of unprecedented leadership experiences in the Federal Republic of Nigeria, especially with the country’s strategic position as Africa’s largest economy and the most populous black nation in the whole world.