The Deputy National Organising Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nze Duru, Monday confirmed the resignation of the National Chairman of the party, Senator Abdullahi Adamu.

The party chieftain, however, added that he cannot confirm if the National Secretary of the party, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has resigned.

Duru disclosed on Monday while speaking with newsmen in his office, saying the Deputy National Chairman, North, Abubakar Kyari, will take over as the acting national chairman in line with the constitution of the party.

He stated: “One can confirm, yes, credible information that the chairman of the party has stepped down as the chairman of the party and meetings are currently ongoing.”


The party chieftain stressed that he expected Omisore to tender his resignation for the sake of the party.

Duru noted that he could not confirm if Adamu would be at the meeting, but stressed that the process leading to the transition was ongoing.

He added: “I do not have the information if the secretary has resigned. There is an expectation that he should and I also believe that being a seasoned politician who has played at the highest level, he will always act in the interest of the party.

“And to also assure Nigerians that APC is a very strong party built on a very strong foundation with credible system and leadership to continue to transition to the next phase in the life of the party.

“We are not expecting a caretaker committee and I did make the point that meetings are going on across all the caucuses of the party, the various leadership in the party.

“We know that our constitution has provided adequately, a transition process in the leadership of the party. The Deputy National Chairman, North will assume in an acting capacity the position of the chairman.

“It is also expected that the office of the secretary of the party will go across the other divide.”

Meanwhile, members of the NWC have arrived at the national secretariat of the party ahead of the NWC meeting scheduled.

Members of the NWC that have arrived for the meetings are the National Organising Secretary of the party, Suleiman Arugungu Duru; Disable Leader, Tolu Bankole; Deputy National Chairman, South, Emma Eneukwu; National Vice-Chairman, North-east, Salihu Mustapha; National Vice-Chairman, North-west, Dr. Salihu Lukman and Omisore, who arrived at the secretariat at exactly 11:20 a.m.

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