Former Zamfara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar and other Ten Chairmanship Aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are to converged in Abuja on Thursday to discuss ways of moving the party Forward.

According to a statement released in Sunday in Abuja by the APC Press Corps, signed by the Chairman, Annual Public Lecture Summit, Mr. Babatunde Ayeni, Said the event will hold on Thursday, 16 December, 2021 in Preparation for the 2021 general election.

The Statement explained that, a Prominent Chieftain of the Party and Director General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON) Osita Okechukwu, will deliver a Keynote Paper, titled; “APC Beyond 2023: The tasks ahead – The Role of Stakeholders.”

Babatunde Ayeni said, the Public Lecture will be chaired by the Chairman, Caretaker Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) and Governor,Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni.

He noted that, the Annual Public Lecture Summit with the Theme “…Towards Ensuring Enduring Democracy”, is a platform designed by the APC Press Corps to Contribute to the intellectual development of the nation’s democracy.

” The Summit aims at providing workable templates for good governance and serves as a medium for deepening democratic norms and institutions by engaging key players in politics, public administration, academia and economy. ” He explained

He revealed that, Reports and Suggestions on the Lecture will be made available to the party and interested members of the public.

The Eleven Aspirants includes; Former Governor, Zamfara State and Former Chairman Nigeria Governors Forum, Alh. Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar; Former Governor, Nasarawa State, Senator Tanko Almakura; Former Governor of Borno State, Senator Alimodu Sheriff,l; Former Governor, Bauchi State, Isa Yuguda; ; Former Governor Borno State, Senator Kashim Shettima; and Former Governor, Gombe State, Senator Danjuma Goje

Others are; Former Deputy National Chairman of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) Saliu Mustapha; Current Senator Representing Niger East, Mohammed Sani Musa; Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator George Akume; Mr. Sunny Moniedafe and Mohammed Saidu Etsu.

Media Smarts Nigeria gathered that, Former Governor, Zamfara State, Alh. Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar is among the leading Aspirants who was endorsed by many political classes, groups and stakeholders from the Six geopolitical zones of Nigeria.

He served as the Zamfara State Governor for Eight consecutive years and Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum. He held various positions in the defunct APP and later ANPP to include State Secretary and Chairman of the Party.

Abdulaziz Yari Hosted Merger Rally in Gusau the Capital City of Zamfara and he is among the founding leaders of the APC.

The APC Press Corps said, this years edition of the summit was designed to avail all the national Chairmanship aspirants opportunity to share their views, present their plans and programmes on how to move the party forward even as contenders in the forthcoming national convention slated for February, 2022.

It could be recalled that, the APC Press Corps held its maiden edition of the summit in December, 2020 with the Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman as the Guest Speaker.