Feelers around the National Headquarters of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) last night have it that the National Chairman of the party, Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, has tendered his resignation letter ahead of the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the APC rescheduled tomorrow Tuesday and Wednesday 18-19, 2023.
There have been strong indication that the NEC meeting would have sacked Adamu as he had reportedly fallen out of favour with many APC NWC members and party leaders, including President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, over the way he allegedly personalized the running of the party and his support for Senator Ahmed Lawan against Tinubu in the APC Presidential primary.
The Dream Daily Newspaper had exclusively broke the news that Adamu would be eased out as National Chairman following alleged moves by party grandees like Chief Bisi Akande towards that effect.
Last night, a source which pleaded anonymity disclosed that Senator Adamu had sent his resignation letter to President Tinubu at Aso Rock.
Although the President is away at the African Union meeting in Kenya, the source said Adamu’s letter has been received by the office of the Chief of Staff to the President, whose occupant is Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila.
Adamu, the source added, resigned to avoid being embarrassed through a sack at the upcoming NEC meeting as he had received strong confirmation that signatures for his impeachment as national chairman plans were already collated.
Adamu, a former governor of Nasarawa State, is a member of the Class of ’99 Governors who were mates of President Tinubu when he was Lagos State governor between 1999 and 2007.