President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Tuesday met with immediate past National Chairman and Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Abdullahi Adamu and Senator Iyiola Omisore, respectively, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The duo had reportedly resigned their positions early last week ahead of the now cancelled National Caucus and National Executive Council (NEC) meetings, which were to be held on Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 respectively.
The President Tinubu who is the overall leader of the party has influence within the ranks of the APC and is expected to play a key role in the emergence of new party leaders.
The former chairman had in an exclusive interview with Daily Trust said that he was not going to make any comments on the development until President Tinubu, who was away in Nairobi, Kenya, returned to the country.
Although neither Adamu nor Omisore has openly announced their resignation since it became news, the Acting National Chairman, who was Deputy National Chairman (North), Abubakar Kyari, while speaking to journalists after a meeting of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) in Abuja, said both leaders had resigned.
“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 Progressives 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).