It became clear on Monday that Senator Abdullahi Adamu has resigned his position as national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In his stead, deputy national chairman (North) of the party, Senator Abubakar Kyari, has taken over the affairs of the ruling party and is currently presiding over a meeting of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC).
Adamu reportedly tendered his resignation letter on the orders of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The deputy national chairman, who arrived at the party’s national secretariat Abuja at about 10:35am, led a team of seven other members of the NWC to a meeting in his office.
Kyari’s official car was also parked in the space reserved for the national chairman.
Meanwhile, the national secretary of the party, Senator Iyiola Omisore, who arrived at the national secretariat at about 11:20am was said to have been barred from the ongoing NWC meeting.
Omisore, who left the secretariat as soon as he came in, said he was going to meet Adamu, noting that he did not know why the former Nasarawa State governor was not at the secretariat.
Some of the NWC members at the meeting with Kyari included deputy national chairman (South) Emma Enukwu; national vice chairman (North West), Salihu Lukman; national vice chairman (North East), Salihu Mustapha; national vice chairman (North Central), Muazu Bawa; national vice chairman(South West), Issacs Kekemeke; national vice chairman (South East), Ejoroma Arodiogu and the deputy national secretary, Barrister Festus Fuanter.
There was heavy security around the national secretariat located at Blantyre Street of highbrow Wuse II of Abuja, as motorists were subjected to security checks, while passers-by were also stopped for questioning.