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APC Chairman Under Fire Over NASS Zoning Arrangement



Details emerge over APC Govs' meeting with Adamu

Senator Abdullahi Adamu, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is on the receiving end of moves to have him removed from office by Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s key supporters for having started a review of the zoning arrangement for the National Assembly’s principal offices.

Akpabio (South South) and Abbas (North West) were formally endorsed by the APC as the 10th Assembly’s president and speaker, respectively, on Monday.

The party also picked Benjamin Kalu of Abia State in the South East as deputy speaker and Tajudeen Abbas of Kaduna State in the North West as speaker of the house.


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The party’s zoning formula had sparked protests by aspirants seeking to occupy the National Assembly top seats when Adamu declared that the zoning arrangement will be revisited.

Adamu had informed Senate candidates on Thursday who stormed the party’s national secretariat in protest that the party would go back to the drawing board and revise the zoning formula in an effort to quell the onslaught of complaints and critiques.

However, ENIGERIA has learned that a plot to have Adamu removed is currently active due to allegations that he is supporting the movement to overturn the zoning arrangement.


Adamu’s stance didn’t set well with Tinubu’s loyalty, a party source confided to this correspondent.

According to the source, the president-elect’s associates and close allies are upset that the party’s NWC members elected to meet independently and are currently evaluating the zoning criteria after the suggested leadership list presented by the APC on Monday was rejected.

“The NWC has met and they have taken into consideration the agitations from members interested in contesting the leadership positions. We have met and we will soon write a report to be submitted for consideration by the president-elect and other party leaders. The President-elect is not in the country right now but the report would be ready before he returns,” our source disclosed.





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