Senator Abdullahi Adamu, has allegedly resigned from his position as the All Progressives Congress (APC) National chairman .
Adamu tendered his resignation on Sunday evening, July 16. He reportedly sent his resignation letter to the Presidential villa, the letter is awaiting President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s return from the African Union meeting in Kenya.
According to undisclosed sources, Adamu sent the letter to the Chief of Staff of the President, Femi Gbajabiamila, around 4pm on Sunday, July 16.
“He has resigned. The resignation letter signed by him has been sent to the villa. The letter was addressed to President Tinubu. But since the president is away in Kenya for the AU meeting, the letter was sent to his chief of staff,” the source said
Another source disclosed that Adamu resigned following an alleged gang up by some of the president’s loyalists, who are planning to impeach him during their party meetings, slated for Tuesday and Wednesday.
The source further debunked a report that President Tinubu asked Adamu to tender his resignation ahead of the National Caucus and National Executive Committee (NEC) meetings of the party slated for Tuesday and Wednesday.
The party had fixed July 10 and 11 for its National Caucus and NEC meetings to iron out critical issues affecting it and the crisis within the National Working Committee (NWC), but was later rescheduled for July 18 and 19.
When Adamu was contacted, he insisted not to comment on the matter until President Tinubu returns from the AU meeting.
Abdullahi Adamu was the former governor of Nasarawa state, he was adopted as a consensus candidate by over 7,500 delegates at the national convention of the party held in Eagles Square, Abuja on Saturday, March 26, 2022.
Adamu took over the office from former Edo state governor, Adams Oshiomole, who was sacked by the party. The two-time former Nasarawa governor is currently a seating senator.