APC Chairmanship: Buhari’s ally, Mustapha leads in online poll

Mr Saliu Mustapha

Mr Saliu Mustapha is the most preferred among the contestants for the All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairmanship office from the North-Central, the result of an online poll has shown.


Although the party’s mode of election is not clear yet, the new party executives will be announced at the Feb. 26 national convention of the party.

As the race tightens, contestants in the North Central have started campaign activities across the length and breadth of the country.

However, in a bid to test the popularity of the candidates, a poll was conducted on Twitter, the popular microblogging site, with over 1200 respondents.

“If these are the only options left during the APC convention, who will you vote for?,” asked Lekan Adigun, the Twitter user who conducted the poll.

Adigun listed former Nasarawa Governor, Tanko Almakura; former Benue Sen. George Akume; Niger Sen. Sani Musa and the Turaki of Ilorin, Saliu Mustapha, as the top contenders for the coveted seat.

But in the final result, Kwara-born Mustapha garnered 72 per cent of the total votes, while Almakura trailed behind him with 16 per cent.

Both Musa and Akume only had 6 per cent of the votes each.

Political analysts have, however, argued that Mustapha, a former executive of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change and a close ally of Buhari, stands a chance as rumours have suggested the party may want to opt for a thorough-bred party administrator.



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