Eleven governors from the All Progressives Congress (APC) paid a visit to Senator Abdullahi Adamu, who resigned as the party’s national chairman on Sunday.
The governors were led to the former governor of Nasarawa State’s residence in Abuja by the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) chairman, Senator Hope Uzodimma.
Governors from Katsina, Ebonyi, Sokoto, Niger, Gombe, Benue, Jigawa, Imo, Ogun, Kebbi, and Ondo State were among those present at Adamu’s residence.
The governors spent about an hour at Adamu’s house, pleading with him to continue supporting the party.
According to a source at Adamu’s residence, the governors took turns commending the former national chairman for ‘taking a bow’ in the interest of the party.
They thanked him for leading the party to success at the presidential and governorship elections in many states. They told him that they are the products of his success during the general elections, the source said.
When contacted, Adamu confirmed hosting the governors, saying they came to appreciate his leadership.
North Central Must Retain APC Chairmanship – Vice Chair Tells Governors
Salihu Mohammed Lukman, National Vice Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for North West, has told governors who are party members and other critical stakeholders that replacing the party’s immediate past national chairman, Abdullahi Adamu, with a former governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, would be suicidal for the party.
He argued that such a choice would completely distort the zoning arrangement that informed the current National Assembly leadership configuration.
“With the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Deputy Senate President both coming from North West and North Central, proposing that the party’s national chairman move from North Central to North West would be unjust and almost political suicide,” Lukman said. Following Adamu’s resignation last Sunday, APC stakeholders are reportedly tipping Ganduje for the position of national chairman.
The APC governors held an emergency meeting on Wednesday night to discuss Adamu’s resignation and Omisore’s resignation as national secretary.