National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Abdullahi Adamu, on Sunday announced his resignation as the leader of the ruling party.
Adamu, a former governor of Nasarawa State, was said to have resigned to save himself from being removed from office.
It gathered that Abdullahi Adamu was asked to bow out over many issues which included his non-support for President Bola Tinubu during the presidential campaign.
Pressure had been mounting on the national chairman to throw in the towel since Tinubu emerged as president and assumed office on May 29, 2023.
Adamu’s sudden resignation comes ahead of APC’s National Working Committee (NWC) meeting scheduled for July 19 by him in order to prepare for the July 18 and 19 Caucus and National Executive Committee (NEC) sessions, respectively.
It is unclear if the meetings will still go ahead.
APC had scheduled the same NWC, Caucus and NEC meetings for last week but had to move them to July 17, 18 and 19 owing to internal disagreements and intra-party politics.