Senator Abubakar Kyari, the Deputy National Chairman (North) of the All Progressives Party (APC), has taken charge of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling party.
This development confirms the widely reported resignation of the National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, over the weekend.
Sources indicate that Adamu tendered his resignation alongside Senator Iyiola Omisore, the National Secretary.
At approximately 10:40 am on Monday, the Deputy National Chairman, along with seven other members of the NWC, convened a meeting in his office. Notably, the official car assigned to the Deputy National Chairman was parked in the reserved slot for the National Chairman—an indication of his new leadership role.
Around 11:20 am, Senator Iyiola Omisore, the National Secretary, arrived at the secretariat and joined the ongoing meeting.
Accompanying Kyari were Deputy National Chairman (South) Emma Enukwu, National Vice Chairman (North West) Salihu Lukman, National Vice Chairman (North East) Salihu Mustapha, National Vice Chairman (North Central) Muazu Bawa, National Vice Chairman (South West) Issacs Kekemeke, National Vice Chairman (South East) Ejoroma Arodiogu, and Deputy National Secretary Barrister Festus Fuanter.
The security measures around the national secretariat have been bolstered. Vehicles entering Blantrye Street, where the party headquarters is located, undergo thorough checks, while passers-by are subject to questioning.
The unfolding events at the APC NWC demonstrate a significant shift in party leadership, paving the way for new developments in Nigeria’s political landscape.