The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Gombe state on Saturday elected Mr Nitte Amangal as chairman of the party in the state.
He was elected alongside 35 others as executives’ members.
Daily Trust learnt that the new executive members emerged through a consensus method in line with the party’s guidelines, and the resolution of the party stakeholders prior to the congress.
Speaking shortly after the exercise, held at Pantami Stadium in Gombe metropolis, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, applauded the smooth conduct of the exercise.
He commended Dr Danjuma Babayo-led electoral committee from the APC National Headquarters for conducting what he described as a “rancour free and peaceful elections” from wards up to state level.
“What we have done is in accordance with the guidelines and regulations of our great party so we in the APC remain resolute and steadfast and we shall continue to work assiduously and consolidate on the progress achieved by the party,” he said.
Governor Yahaya noted that with the continuous growth of the APC in the state through mass decamping, opposition parties will find it extremely difficult to put in any meaningful showing in forthcoming elections in the state.
Earlier, the Chairman of APC Congress Committee for the state, Dr Danjuma Dabo, expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the congress from ward, local government councils and state level.
He announced the return of the new executives after putting a voice votes to the 712 accredited delegates, who affirmed the re-election of Mr Nitte Amangal as the new chairman alongside the 35 others as executive members.
In his acceptance speech, Mr Amangal reaffirmed his loyalty to Governor Yahaya and warned other members of the APC from engaging on political talks on local radio stations without clearance from the party officials.