National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Senator Abdullahi Adamu has called for a meeting of the party’s administrative organ, the National Working Committee.
According to The PUNCH, the upcoming meeting, slated for the following Wednesday, was disclosed through a leaked communication to all members of the NWC.
This comes just 24 hours after Adamu and the party’s National Secretary, Senator Iyiola Omisore, were taken to court for an alleged violation of the party’s constitution by Mallam Salihu Lukman, a high-ranking member of the NWC.
In the past year, the lawmaker from Kaduna and the APC national chairman have engaged in repeated confrontations on the issue.
The APC National Vice Chairman for the North-West constantly accused Adamu of being a one-man operation and bemoaned the fact that he had reduced the NWC members to little more than a rubber stamp to endorse significant choices he made on his own.
On Thursday, however, Adamu and Omisore received official notice of the court summons, which changed the course of the problem.
In the leaked memo made available to journalists, the notice read, “Distinguished NWC members, HE, the national chairman, has called the regular NWC meeting for Wednesday, 3rd May, 2023.
“This notice is given early enough to allow our esteemed members to attend. Thanks for your attention. Good afternoon, everyone. Time of the meeting is 12 noon prompt.”
However, the circular did not contain the meeting’s agenda.
As source at the party secretariat said, “There is just so much to discuss. From the issue of zoning the National Assembly seats to the NWC contribution to a smooth transition between the current APC government and that of the president-elect, and the need to bring in external auditors to look into the books before we hand over the financial report.”
Meanwhile, Nze Chidi Duru, the APC’s Deputy National Organising Secretary, confirmed that the NWC members had not met to take a position on the zoning of principal offices in both chambers of the National Assembly, including the (now-discredited) talks on consensus candidates reported in a section of the media.