The Deputy National Organising Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nze Duru has confirmed the resignation of Senator Abdullahi Adamu as the party’s National Chairman.
This was confirmed by Duru while speaking with journalists in his office in Abuja on Monday.
Several reports have already suggested Adamu had stepped down from the position but he himself when contacted, said he won’t make any comment on the development until President Bola Tinubu returns to Nigeria.
Adamu was also absent at the National Working Committee (NWC) meeting of the APC held at the party’s secretariat in Abuja on Monday.
Though he confirmed the status of Adamu, Duru said that he cannot confirm if the National Secretary of the party, Senator Iyiola Omisore has stepped down but the secretary is also expected to follow suit.
His words: “One can confirm, yes, credible information that the Chairman of the party has stepped down as the chairman of the party and meetings are currently ongoing.”
“I do not have the information if the secretary has resigned. There is an expectation that he should and I also believe that being a seasoned politician who has played at the highest level, he will always act in the interest of the party.”
Duru said the party is not looking at having a caretaker committee as new persons would emerge for the various positions and the transition would be seamless.
“We are not expecting a caretaker committee and I did make the point that meetings are going on across all the caucuses of the party, the various leadership in the party.
“We know that our constitution has provided adequately, a transition process in the leadership of the party the Deputy National Chairman, North will assume in an acting capacity the position of the chairman.
“It is also expected that the office of the secretary of the party will go across the other divide,” he said.