As the Leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC puts together members of the board of trustees, Investigations reveal that while the former governor of Osun State and erstwhile interim National Chairman of the APC, Chief Bisi Akande may stand in for Bola Tinubu as the man to be trusted to protect his interest on the BoT, the former vice-president Atiku Abubakar is said to have beaten a retreat and is now insisting that he would not compete with anyone as far as the BoT chairmanship is concerned.
The swollen number of BoT members has further compounded the situation for APC since many of those who were listed were neither involved in the formation of the ruling party in 2013, nor were they members when the APC won the general election in 2015.
The APC BoT membership is supposed to comprise past and serving presidents and vice-presidents who are members of the party, past and serving senate presidents and deputy senate presidents who are members of the party, and past and serving speakers and deputy speakers of the House of Representatives who are members of the party.
Others include past and serving state governors who are members of the party, past and serving national chairmen who are members of the party, and BoT chairmen of political parties who have produced a past president, senator(s), member(s) of the House of Representatives, governor(s) of state(s) or member(s) of state house(s) of assembly and are members of the party, subject to approval by NEC.
The BoT will also include the serving national secretary of the party; two serving senators from each geopolitical zone who are members of the party to be nominated by the senators from such zones; one member nominated by each State/Federal Capital Territory Executive Committee for consideration, and subsequent recommendation by the National Working Committee (NWC) to NEC for approval; and one woman from each geo-political zone of the country nominated by the zonal committee for consideration, and subsequent recommendation by the NWC to NEC for approval.