APC Crisis: Plot To Unseat Adamu Thickens

APC Crisis Plot To Unseat Adamu Thickens
Abdullahi Adamu
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The crisis in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has taken a new turn, after some elements in the party plotted to overthrow Senator Abdullahi Adamu, the National Chairman of the party recently.
Africa Daily News, New York reports that ahead of the 2023 elections, tension had emanated from the party due to leadership disagreements.
Recall that on March 26, Senator Adamu was declared as the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the convention set aside to vote members of the APC National Working Committee, NWC.
It was gathered that over the weekend some APC stakeholders were reported to have held meetings to unseat the party chairman as one of the measures to appease the Christian block in the party.
An APC leader who preferred to remain unnamed indicated that the undertaking was to stabilise power within the party APC.
The party leader said: ‘Yes, there are those who feel that the controversy generated by our Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket can be lessened by having a Christian chairman and also proposing a Christian Chief of Staff to the President. Some have proposed a federal lawmaker, James Faleke, for that position, that is, Chief of Staff.’
There are issues regarding the continued stay of Adamu as party chair. The first is that we need to placate the Christian community.’
‘Second, a lot of us expected from Adamu in an election season but he hasn’t done much. We need the bureaucracy of the party to be alive this period, but their salaries are not even forthcoming and you expect them to work efficiently? That is one thing that might count against the chairman.’
‘Also, he was Chairman of the APC National Reconciliation Committee before he became the national chairman of the party. We expected that by now, he would have been able to resolve the major differences but that has not happened.’
‘The leader of our party, President Muhammadu Buhari also urged us to refund the money paid by aspirants at the convention which produced Adamu as national chairman. Aspirants paid millions, yet we haven’t refunded them. These are some of the issues.’
Another upheaval against Adamu was that over four months after President Buhari instructed the party to reimburse the nomination fees to all aspirants at the party’s March 26 National Convention who retract from the party’s consensus arrangement, the party is yet to accept the presidential ruling.
The party was supposed to have refunded aspirants from the ward to the national level, who were made to step down for others, as a result of its consensus arrangement.
For the last two months, the party has failed to pay salaries to staff an earlier slated.
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