Kyari takes over as Acting Chairman All Progressives Congress, as Adamu resigns

The resignation of the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Adamu has paved way for emergence of the Deputy National Chairman (North) of the party, Abubakar Kyari as the new leader.

Penpushing reports that Kyari had earlier after a meeting of the National Working Committee (NWC) at the party’s headquarters in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Monday announced the resignation of Adamu.

The new boss of the party who is to operate as the Acting Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC) during an interview with journalists after the National Working Committee (NWC) meeting, said he was taking over based on the provision of the constitution of the party.

Penpushing further reports that in a related development Kyari announced that the National Secretary, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has resigned and subsequently replaced by the Deputy National Secretary, Festus Fuanter, from Plateau State.

“With this development and according to the APC constitution, it is now incumbent on my humble self as the deputy chairman (North) to assume the office as the acting national chairman of the APC. And subsequently, also, the Deputy National Secretary, Festus Fuanter, will now assume the office of acting National Secretary,” he said.

Penpushing also reports that the acting chairman equally announced the postponement of the National Executive Council (NEC) earlier scheduled for 19 July, 2023, explaining that the postponement would not be indefinitely, as new date will soon be made public

“With the recent development with the change of leadership, we would like to inform everybody here that the proposed National Caucus meeting slated for 18 July 2023 and the National Executive Council for 19 July 2023 are hereby postponed. This postponement would not be indefinitely, but a new date would be communicated”, Kyari said

Penpushing reports that Kyari did not give the reason for the resignation of the 77 year-old Adamu, who was the fourth national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) since the party’s formation in 2013, but explained that it was a voluntary resignation.

The former chairman of the party was a senator representing Nasarawa West before his emergence, on consensus, as the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in March 2022, and had served as the Nasarawa State Governor between 1999 and 2007 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Minister of State for Works during the military administration of late Sani Abacha.

Penpushing further reports that Omisore on his part was a former Deputy Governor of Osun State on the ticket of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) and Senator representing Osun East on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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