APC Crisis: Pressure Mounts On Adamu To Resign

Ahead of this week's meeting of the All Progressives Congress's National Caucus and National Executive Committee, NEC, significant evidence have emerged suggesting that the party's National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, and National Secretary, Senator Iyiola Omisore,

Vanguard has learned that some party leaders were circulating a list of supposed "sins" committed by Adamu against President Bola Tinubu in the weeks leading up to the latter's announcement that he was considering a run for the presidency last year. The list was allegedly circulated against Adamu.
An APC insider who is privy to the inner workings of the party said that the NEC meeting that is scheduled for Tuesday is likely to approve a timetable for a midterm elective convention in order to fill party vacancies. This information was supplied by an APC official who has access to the inner workings of the party.

The leader of the party made the following statement: "As a consequence of this, there are some forces within the party who are likely to meet with Adamu on Sunday night or early Monday to pressure him into resigning rather than being shown the exit door."

"As you are aware, a good number of the newly elected governors of states have not yet filled all of their positions. Despite this, several members of the party's leadership have been given positions in the government.

It is extremely possible that certain national officers or members of the National Working Committee NWC will be appointed into government positions at the national level. As soon as that is finished, there will be openings that need to be filled, and those openings will be filled through the convention. Adamu may also have an opportunity to escape through the convention if he acts quickly.

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According to information provided by a second source to Vanguard, the drive to expel Adamu would also see Omisore being eased out of the picture. This is due to the fact that some dissatisfied members of the NWC have continuously accused him of running the party alone with Adamu.

An official of the party stated that the contentious audit report of the party will be one of the concerns to use against Adamu in the upcoming election.

He stated that "according to our constitution, only the NEC of the party can appoint an external auditor to audit the accounts of the party; however, Adamu, after being forced to render financial accounts, decided to enlist the services of his own auditor, bypassing NEC." After that, he gave the report that his auditors had compiled to the NWC so that it could be ratified. There is an auditor at the party. Adamu should have just let him do his job and presented his report to the NWC instead of interfering with it. After that, the NWC will look over the report of the National Auditor, deliberate on it, and then offer it to the NEC, which is the body that has the authority to appoint an external auditor to examine our books. This, however, has not proven to be the case." A representative for the party
Mr. Felix Morka, who serves as the National Publicity Secretary for the party, has remained silent regarding the matter, despite the fact that he has ignored messages in which he was asked to corroborate the report.

 


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