A former governor of Nasarawa state and the national Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Abdullahi Adamu has allegedly resigned from office.
Reports have it that Senator Abdulahi’s decision to honourable bow out was in his swift attempt to prevent the plot by the party to forcefully remove him.
The incident, according to reports, occured in the late hours of yesterday, Sunday, July 16.
A reliable source told the Media that, Adamu was forced to leave office following so many allegations among which was his anti-party activities geared towards impeding President Bola Tinubu prior to 2023 presidential election.
For the past two weeks, elements within the party have been calling for his resignation threatening to remove him at the next National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting this week if he failed to resign.
The party’s NEC meeting was initially billed to hold July 10 and 11 but was postponed till Tuesday and Wednesday this week due to the president’s international engagements.
The source further revealed that the National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu was one of the people who told Adamu to resign because he had become a liability to the party.
He was however forced to step down as the party chairman after Imo State Governor and Chairman of the Progressives Governors’ Forum, Hope Uzodimma told him that if he didn’t resign, they will remove him at the next NEC meeting.
Those who are calling for Adamu’s resignation accused him of working against the President during the party’s presidential primaries, publicly supporting former Senate President, Ahmed Lawan and failing to fully back Tinubu even after securing the party’s ticket.
Moreso, Adamu was accused of mismanaging the party’s funds.