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The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Niger State on Saturday, conducted its state congress, with consensus candidates emerging as the party’s new executives.

Chairman Congress Committee, Ahmed Wambai, inaugurated the new party executives in Minna, after declaring that they were consensually adopted to fill the offices.

“Today we are gathered here to domesticate the Niger APC congress; the National Caretaker Committee appointed us to conduct the Niger APC congress,” he said.

“Any parallel congress in Niger is illegal. We are the legitimate body appointed to conduct the Niger APC state congress,.”

He said that the party’s Constitution recognised election, affirmation or consensus for state congresses.

“We learned that APC members in Niger settled for consensus candidates as their new party leaders and that is what we adopted,’’ he added.

In his remarks, Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani-Bello, thanked the party members for coming up with the consensus idea in order to avoid rancour.

Governor Sani-Bello said that he did not impose any candidate on the party, but that members chose their leaders voluntarily.

He commended members for conducting themselves peacefully during the hitch-free exercise.

Alhaji Haliru Jikantoro, emerged as the new Chairman of the party while Mr Abdulsalam Madaki, emerged as vice-chairman.

Ibrahim Kahalee, is Secretary; Idris Mohammed, Treasurer; Ahmed Bello, Financial Secretary, while Suleiman Abdullahi is Youth Leader.

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