APC crisis: Tinubu shops for Adamu’s successor

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There are indications that President Bola Tinubu is actively searching for a replacement for Senator Abdullahi Adamu, who recently resigned as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Some of Tinubu’s associates have reportedly been looking for a suitable replacement since Tinubu was elected earlier this year. While Tinubu initially took a softer approach and did not immediately try to remove Adamu, some party leaders allegedly urged him to secure the president’s approval for Adamu’s removal. The ruling party’s bank accounts have also been frozen on the orders of the presidency, which has affected the payment of advertisement debts owed to various media houses covering the party. It is believed that President Tinubu already has a replacement in mind for Adamu but is consulting with stakeholders to ensure broad acceptance. Names being mentioned as potential replacements include Tanko Almakura and Simon Lalong. The APC’s acting National Chairman, Senator Abubakar Kyari, confirmed Adamu’s resignation and announced that all vacancies in the National Working Committee (NWC) would soon be filled in accordance with the party’s constitution. The National Caucus and National Executive Committee (NEC) meetings scheduled for this week have been postponed. The reason for Adamu and the National Secretary Senator Iyiola Omisore’s resignations will be disclosed later. The APC remains confident in its stability and credibility amidst the current developments. Adamu’s tenure as National Chairman has been marred by allegations of running the party as a garrison and clashing with other party members, including Tinubu, over various issues.

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