APC National Chairman, Adamu, Secretary, Omisore Resigns
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Abdullahi Adamu, has reportedly resigned from his position.
The party’s National Secretary, Iyiola Omisore, also allegedly followed the decision of his principal.
Since the party’s contested presidential election victory on February 25, 2023, Adamu has been facing multiple challenges.
Main opposition parties, along with their candidates, including Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), are disputing the election results.
Leading figures within the APC have been calling for Adamu’s and Omisore’s resignations.
Insiders in the APC and the Presidency, speaking anonymously, confirmed to Prime Business Africa on Sunday night that Adamu stepped down at the directive of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Adamu, whose tenure has been marked by conflict, had organized a National Working Committee (NWC) meeting for Monday, July 17, as a prelude to Caucus and National Executive Committee (NEC) meetings set for July 18 and 19. It is now unclear what will become of these meetings.
Previously, these same meetings were postponed from last week to July 17, 18, and 19 due to internal disputes and intra-party politics.
Sources said the NWC and the President had no clear agenda for these meetings, leading to their postponement. This lack of direction is allegedly due to Adamu.
Reports also indicate a unanimous agreement within the NWC supporting the mandatory resignations of both the National Chairman and his Secretary.
Additionally, there is purported discontent over alleged ambiguity in the party’s 2022 account audit, which was reportedly “concluded and submitted without any of the members reviewing it.”