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Buhari Says Adamu Is The New APC Chairman
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Buhari Says Adamu Is The New APC Chairman 

Adamu was chosen as the National Chairman.

By Omotayo Olutekunbi

President Muhammadu Buhari has allegedly rejected pressure from several state governors to change his mind on selecting former Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi Adamu as the All Progressives Congress’s next national chairman (APC).

The APC governors met with the president at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, soon before he left for Kenya, on the platform of the Progressive Governors Forum, PGF.

The conference with state chief executives was summoned to address, among other things, the party’s upcoming national convention on March 26, 2022.

The South-east APC stakeholders campaigned for the job of National Secretary, while the South-west, where the role was initially designated, was still divided on the party stance.

According to sources, the president’s lone preference was Adamu as National Chairman, and for the remaining seats, he invited stakeholders to vote.

According to a source cited by The Nation,

at the meeting, the President disowned a fresh zoning arrangement proposed and presented by three governors and the names suggested for some offices.

“He reconfirmed the original zoning formula adopted by the PGF last week and insisted on Abdullahi Adamu as his choice for chairman at the convention. The governors trying to alter the zoning formula were all crest fallen at the meeting today.”

According to reports, the governors’ attempts were stymied when the president flatly refused to change his stance when the governors presented their case against Adamu, who now represents Nasarawa West senatorial district.

It was eventually decided that all previous positions in the party held by members from the North-west would now be given to those from the South-east; all positions previously held by those from the North-east would be given to those from the South-west; and all positions previously held by those from the North-central would automatically be given to those from the South-south. As a result, the positions of party secretary and chairman were filled.

Adamu was chosen as the National Chairman.

According to Vanguard, following the meeting with the president, some of the governors who were scared by the president’s insistence on Adamu were seen discussing in hushed tones and plotting their next move.

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