NEC meeting postponed
Stephen Ukandu, Umuahia
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Abdullahi Adamu; and the National Secretary, Iyiola Omisore have both re-signed.
They have been replaced with Senator Abubakar Kyari, and Festus Fuanter respectively in acting capacities.
The APC has also postponed its proposed National Caucus and National Executive Committee, NEC, meetings earlier scheduled for July 18 and 19 respectively.
The Acting National Chairman, Senator Kyari, announced these after the meeting of the National Working Committee, NWC, of the party at the party’s national secretariat, Abuja. on Monday.
“We are here to address the happenings and recent developments regarding the party.
“The NWC wishes to inform you about the resignation of the National Chairman Senator Abdullahi Adamu and that of the National Secretary, Senator Iyiola Omisore.
“My humble self as the Deputy National Chairman (North) to assume the office of the Acting National Chairman.
“Consequently too, the Deputy National Secretary, Festus Fuanter, will now assume the office of Acting National Secretary of All Progressives Congress.
“With the recent development, we implore everybody here that the proposed National Caucus and National Executive Committee meetings slated for July 18 and 19, 2023 are hereby postponed.
“This postponement is not indefinite. A new date will be communicated in the nearest future.
“There are no allegations against them. Both of them resigned voluntarily and that is what is available at this moment. The details of their resignation will be made known to you in the nearest future.”
There have been allegations in some political camps of the ruling party that Adamu did not work for the emergence of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Some persons against the former Nassarawa State Governor were said to have championed the campaign against his removal to pave the way for Tinubu’s loyalists to take over the leadership of the ruling party.