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 Godwin Obaseki as governor and ending with a crisis that called for intervention from President Muhammadu Buhari and saw some bold, unexpected moves, when he backed Osaze Ize-Iyamu to run in the Edo State elections on September 19, 2020. Another surprise was the president's request that the National Executive Committee dissolves 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.

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