The Deputy National Chairman (North) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Abubakar Kyari, has taken over as the party’s National Chairman.
This followed the National Working Committee (NWC) meeting in Abuja.
Briefing newsmen after the NWC meeting, Kyari formally announced the resignation of Adamu Abdullahi and Senator Iyiola Omisore as the party’s National Chairman and National Secretary.
Kyari further said that in line with the constitution of the party, the Deputy National Secretary, Festus Fuanter, will serve as the acting National Secretary of the APC.
“As members of the National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC), we are here to address you on the happenings and recent developments regarding the party”.
“The NWC wishes to inform you of 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 the 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 are hereby postponed”.
“And this postponement will not be indefinite as a new date will be communicated in the near future,” Kyari added.
On the reasons behind Adamu and Omisore’s resignations, Kyari said, “At this point, the individuals have resigned voluntarily and that is what is available at this moment.
“Reasons for resignations will be made known to you in the near future.”
Senator Adamu was absent from the NWC meeting while Omisore stormed out of the meeting held at the party’s secretariat in Abuja.
Kyari, who represented Borno North Senatorial District in the 9th National Assembly, presided over the APC NWC meeting.
Eugene Ngwu, Edited By Grace Namiji
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