The national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is yet to issue a statement following unconfirmed reports of the National Chairman of the party, Senator Abdullahi Adamu’s resignation.
Overtnews also gathered that the party’s National Secretary, lyiola Omisore, followed suit.
This comes following crises in the party aftermath the 2023 general election.
Reports say Adamu was forced to resign in view of the current internal crises rocking the party.
It would be recalled that after the party’s primary in 2022, Adamu was supporting the former Senate President, Ahmad Lawan to emerge as the party’s flag bearer but unfortunately for him, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu emerged winner.
Despite Tinubu’s emergence, Adamu did not fully support the president in campaigns.
Also, he was accused of mismanaging the party’s funds generated through the sales of forms.
Another pressure created by Adamu was his initial disapproval of the list of principal officers appointed by the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Tajudeen Abbas.
Adamu in reaction said the list did not emanate from the party’s Secretariat and that the party was not infirmed.
To this, it has created a friction between the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) which has led to the current upheaval as elements within the party have been calling for Adamu’s resignation as well as threats to remove him at the next National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting this week if he failed to resign.
The party’s NEC meeting which was initially billed to hold Monday, July 10, 2023 and Tuesday, July 11, 2023 was postponed to Tuesday, July 18, 2023 and Wednesday, July 19, 2023 due to the president’s international engagements.
Adamu’s purported resignation was said to have been influenced by the National Security Adviser (NSA), Nuhu Ribadu, according to source close to the party.
Also, another influencer of Adamu’s purported resignation was Imo State Governor and Chairman of the Progressives Governors’ Forum, Hope Uzodimma.