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Adamu bows to pressure, calls for NWC meeting


The embattled National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, has called for a meeting of the party’s administrative organ, the National Working Committee.

The meeting scheduled for next Wednesday was revealed in a leaked circulation to all NWC members.

The development is coming barely 24 hours after Adamu and the party’s National Secretary, Senator Iyiola Omisore, were dragged to court by a high-ranking member of the NWC, Mallam Salihu Lukman, over an alleged breach of the party’s constitution.

The face-off between the Kaduna politician and the APC national chairman has been recurring in the last one year.

Aside from repeatedly accusing Adamu of running a one-man show, the APC National Vice Chairman for the North-West lamented that he also reduced the NWC members to a mere rubber stamp to approve important decisions he singlehandedly took.

The crisis, however, took a different twist on Thursday when Adamu and Omisore were officially served the court summon.

In the leaked memo made available to our correspondent, the notice read, “Distinguished NWC members, HE, the national chairman, has called the regular NWC meeting for Wednesday, 3rd May, 2023.

“This notice is given early enough to allow our esteemed members to attend. Thanks for your attention. Good afternoon, everyone. Time of the meeting is 12 noon prompt.”

The agenda of the meeting was, however, not included in the circular.

As source at the party secretariat said, “There is just so much to discuss. From the issue of zoning the National Assembly seats to the NWC contribution to a smooth transition between the current APC government and that of the president-elect, and the need to bring in external auditors to look into the books before we hand over the financial report.”

Meanwhile, the Deputy National Organising Secretary of the APC, Nze Chidi Duru, confirmed that the NWC members had not met to take a position on the zoning of principal offices in both chambers of the National Assembly, including the (now dismissed) talks on consensus candidates being reported in a section of the media.

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