A 49-member high-level National Campaign Council  has been appointed by the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the September 19 Edo State Governorship Election.

The council will be chaired by Governor of Kano state, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje. The council has four state governors, the Deputy Senate President and two former National Chairmen of the party among others as members.

The Secretary of the council is Hon. Abass Braimoh.

This was contained in a statement released in Abuja on Thursday by the Party’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Mr Yekini Nabena.

The party deputy spokesperson said the appointment of the council followed the approval of the National Chairman of the party’s Caretaker Committee, Mai Mala Buni.

In a related story, WITHIN NIGERIA reported that in spite of the stoppage of the mega rally being organized by a faction of the All Progressives Congress (ACP) in Edo State to receive Pastor Ize -Iyamu and his supporters back to the party by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, thousands of his supporters on Friday stormed his residence situated at Ugbor area of Benin – City to felicitate with him.