Sweeping Changes for Nigeria's Ruling Party

The All Progressives Congress has seen a week of upheaval and leadership changes, beginning in Edo State with the resignation of Governor Godwin Obaseki from the party and his joining the Peoples Democratic Party. With calls for President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene, he made some bold,  unexpected moves, when he backed Pastor Osaze Ize-Iyamu to run in the Edo State governor elections on September 19, 2020. Another surprise was the president's request that the National Executive Committee dissolve the National Working Committee which was controlled by suspended party chairperson Adams Oshiomhole who was backed by Bola Tinubu. This move also put paid to Tinubu's 2023 presidential ambitions. He was long considered one of the party's founders and its chief strategist. Closer to the elections, the party is bound to see more interesting developments in its leadership structures.


Edo State House of Assembly

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