Abdullahi Adamu, APC National Chairman Resigns
Senator Abdullahi Adamu, the national Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has resigned from office. The National Secretary, Iyiola Omisore is said to be following suit.
Adamu, former governor of Nasarawa state, was said to have resigned to save himself from being removed from Office.
Adamu has been facing many battles since party won the February 25, 2023 President Election, the outcome of which is now being vehement contested by major opposition parties and their candidates led by Peter Obi of the Labour Party(LP) and Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic party (PDP)
According to reports Adamu was forced to bow out over many issues which included his non-support for President Bola Tinubu during the campaign.
For the past two weeks, elements within the party have been calling for his resignation threatening to remove him at the next National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting this week if he failed to resign.
The party’s NEC meeting was initially billed to hold July 10 and 11 but was postponed till Tuesday and Wednesday this week due to the president’s international engagements.
It was further revealed that the National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu was one of the people who told Adamu to resign because he had become a liability to the party.
He was however forced to step down as the party chairman after Imo State Governor and Chairman of the Progressives Governors’ Forum, Hope Uzodimma told him that if he didn’t resign, they will remove him at the next NEC meeting.
Adamu’s major offence is his allegedly working against the President during the party’s presidential primaries, publicly supporting former Senate President, Ahmed Lawan and failing to fully back Tinubu even after securing the party’s ticket.
He is also accused of mismanaging the party’s funds.