Following the official confirmation of the resignation of Senator Abdullahi Adamu and Senator Iyiola Omisore as National Chairman and National Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) respectively, the party’s Deputy National Chairman, North, Senator Abubakar Kyari, and the Deputy National Secretary, Festus Fuanter, have taken over in acting capacity….CONTINUE READING
Infopowerng broke the news of Adamu and Omisore’s resignation Sunday night but was not confirmed until Monday after the NWC meeting.
Speaking after a closed-door meeting of the NWC members, the acting national chairman, Senator Kyari also announced that the scheduled National Caucus and National Executive Committee (NEC) meetings for Tuesday and Wednesday respectively have been postponed.
Kyari said: “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.
“And with this development and according to the constitution of the All Progressive Congress, (APC), it is now incumbent on my humble self Senator Abubakar Kyari as a Deputy National Chairman, North to assume the office of the acting National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“And subsequently also, the Deputy National Secretary, Festus, Fuanter will now assume the office of the acting National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“And with this recent developments in the change of leadership, I will like to inform everybody that the proposed National Caucus meeting slated for Tuesday, the 18th of July 2023 and the National Executive Committee meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) slated for Wednesday night is July 2023 are hereby been postponed.
“And this postponement will not be indefinite but a new date will be communicated in the near future.”
On the likely replacement of Adamu, Infopowerng gathered last night that President Bola Tinubu has pencilled down former governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalong, a federal lawmaker from Kogi state, Hon. James Faleke and a former governor of Nasarawa state, Tanko Al-Makura. The three are among top names being considered as likely successors from the North-central.
It was gathered that some stakeholders of the party are rooting for Lalong or Faleke, who are both Christians, to balance the religious equation with the Tinubu/Shettima Muslim-Muslim ticket.
A source, however, said former governor Al-Makura cannot be ruled out of the equation.
The source said: “As a national party, the question of Muslim-Muslim issue has to be addressed. So, Adamu’s replacement has to be a Christian from the same political zone. That’s why the names of a former governor of Plateau state and Hon James Faleke are coming up. But the fact is one cannot rule out former governor Al-Makura because he actually campaigned for this position before Abdullahi Adamu was imposed on the party…CONTINUE READING
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