The battle for who succeeds Senator Abdullahi Adamu and Senator Iyiola Omisore as the party‘s national chairman and national secretary, respectively has torn members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) apart. There are strong indications that members of the APC’s National Working Committee (NWC) may clash with the party’s governors over a plan by the latter to adopt ex-Governor Abdullahi Ganduje as the new national chairman of the party.
Some APC NWC members who spoke said they were opposed to the governors’ plan, insisting that the office had been zoned to the North-Central geopolitical zone. Ganduje is from the North-West Geopolitical zone. However, a source close to the former Kano state governor confirmed that Ganduje, believed to have been penciled down as a minister, was considered at the eleventh hour as the right candidate to reunite aggrieved members of the National Working Committee and supporters of the party.
In fact, the national vice chairman North-West of the APC, Salihu Lukman has cautioned against a move to give the leadership of the party’s national secretariat to Ganduje.
Daniel Bwala, an aide to Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the February 25 Presidential Election, has alleged that the recently resigned All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairman, Abdullahi Adamu, owed him some professional fee.
Bwala was a member of the ruling APC before moving to the PDP when the ruling party introduced the Muslim-Muslim ticket of President Bola Tinubu and vice president Kashim Shettima. In his reaction to the resignation of the Adamu as APC national chairman, Bwala hailed President Tinubu and the Yoruba for not playing politics of bitterness.