16th July, 2023
Senator Abdullahi Adamu, the national Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has resigned from office, according to multiple reports Sunday night.
Adamu, former governor of Nasarawa state, was said to have resigned to save himself from being removed from office, the Western Post, close to the APC leadership reported.
According to the paper, 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.
The source 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.
Those who are calling for Adamu’s resignation accused him of 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.
Adamu was also accused of mismanaging the party’s funds.
National Publicity Secretary of the party, Felix Morka did not reply an SMS sent by our editors.