Lai: APC Now Has 23 Governors

Lai-Mohammed2304Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the National Publicity Secretary of Action Congress of Nigeria, on Friday said 23 governors are already in the fold of the All Progressive Congress (APC).

Mohammed spoke in Lagos at the 7th Town Hall Meeting of Sen. Oluremi Tinubu, representing Lagos Central.

He said 12 more governors had signified interest to join the party in addition to the 11 already in the fold.

“The 12 governors will make their declarations after the party has been registered, possibly in two weeks time.

“We are likely to get our registration certificate by the end of June or second week of July,” the ACN spokesman said.

He explained that the delay in submitting the new party’s application to INEC was caused by “the complexity of merging.”

“Merging is not an easy process, it is complicated. Aside from the name, constitution and logo change, each of the merging parties must hold special conventions to adopt the merger.

“The merger forming APC comprises ACN, Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), All Grand Progressive Alliance (APGA) and the Democratic People’s Party (DPP).”

In her speech, Tinubu, who is the wife of a former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu, described APC as “an assurance of hope for Nigeria.”

She said: “Without the genuine change and development being advocated by our great movement — APC, Nigeria risks further descent into the abyss of underdevelopment and backwardness.’’

On the bill seeking special status for Lagos, the senator said no effort would be spared to achieve it.

Tinubu disclosed that the three senators from Lagos had sponsored a bill seeking provision of financial grants to the state in the constitution, in recognition of its status as the nation’s economic hub.

The News Agency of Nigeria  reports that Tinubu distributed free November/December General Certificate Examination (GCE) forms to 220 youths in the senatorial district. (NAN)



  1. Buhari is truly a patriot judging by his antecedents in Nigeria’s political life.Having fought for the unity of this country as a military man,he continues to seek to do so on a more democratic platform, and all it takes is the support of all Nigerians. Bola Ahmed Tinubu on the other hand is that man that laid the foundation for the transformation of Lagos State. Now whether it is in the area of Sanitation,as our critics will rather say,it sure is not your usual ‘jibiti’ transformation with an ‘Agenda’.

  2. How can change come from an area boy like Tinubu and a dictator like Buhari.. Time has passed when opposition decieve Nigerian giving us all sorts of lies about d rulling party. The only reasonthey cry is fo go and loot once voted into office. APC cannever win election in Nigeria