As earlier reported, the removal of the National Chairman and Secretary of the troubled ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is a done deal. Both men were conspicuously missing at the emergency meeting of the National Working Committee (NWC) where Senator Kyari and Barrister Fuanter were confirmed as their replacements.
Kyari told journalists later: “As members of the National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC), we are here to address you to the happenings and recent developments regarding the party
“The NWC wishes to inform you 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, Fuantar 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 here 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.”
Kyari would not want to be dragged into allegations of impropriety against Adamu and Omisore. His words: “At this point, the individuals have resigned voluntarily and that is what is available at this moment. Reasons for resignations will be made to you in the near future.”
On the issues raised by one of the party’s National Vice Chairmen, Lukman, Kyari said, “Everybody has his own style of administration. And I think this present NWC will be in line with what the physician says. I will operate based on that.”