Wednesday, 31 May 2023

10th Assembly: APC National Vice Chair Accuses Adamu Of Working Against Party’s Zoning



As the crisis over the leadership of the 10th National Assembly festers, national vice chairman (North-West) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Salihu Moh’d Lukman, has accused the party’s national chairman, Abdullahi Adamu, of working against the party’s zoning arrangement.

According to him, the leadership of the governing party was subtly working against the zoning arrangement recently adopted, with Adamu operating as a factional leader.

The party’s leadership had endorsed former minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godwill Akpabio, as Senate President and Tajudeen Abbas as Speaker of House of Representatives for the 10th National Assembly.

The party also endorsed Senator Barau Jubrin (North-West) as deputy Senate president and Ben Kalu (South-East) as deputy Speaker of the House.

But last week, Adamu had curiously warned party members and some lawmakers to stop addressing Abbas as the incoming Speaker of the House until he wins the election, saying consultations with other aspirants and other legislative stakeholders were still in progress.

In a statement he issued on Wednesday, the APC national vice chairman alleged that Adamu was strongly opposed to the zoning formula announced by the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) after getting President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s nod.

Lukman strongly said Adamu and some other party leaders were working to actualise a replay of the 2015 debacle by making sure that another rebellious leadership emerge in the 10th National Assembly through their consistent ‘hardcore ethnic Northern arguments.’

Leadership Newspaper 


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