Against the rumour that there are cracks within the leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress, the party has come out to clear the air on the issue, which has been generating controversies in the public, following the resignation of the party’s National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu and the National Secretary of the party, Senator Iyiola Omisore, barely a week ago.
This true position of the party was made known in a Press Release, issued by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Felix Morka, on Saturday, July 22, 2023.
Mr Morka in the statement, revealed that there is no crisis in the party, noting that the party is “one strong, dynamic, resilient and progressive Party” and that the resignations of Adamu and the National Secretary “only show the high level of institutional maturity and quality of its leadership.”
According to him, rumours of a crisis in the party are “purely speculative,” noting that all sections of the party’s leadership are “united in the quest for a more progressive Party.”
He however added that the official position of the National Working Committee on the subject of succession to any vacant offices of the NWC or any other subject will be communicated via the official channels of the NWC.
He however concluded that the APC is “committed to the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Administration towards uplifting the quality of life of all Nigerians.”
The statement reads:
“Recent events in the All Progressives Congress (APC), notably, the resignation of the National Chairman and National Secretariat have led some to suggest that the Party is in some kind of crisis.
“Incipient conversations and rumours regarding their possible successors have equally fueled false narratives of deepening crisis in the Party.
“Quite to the contrary, there is no crisis in the Party. APC stands as one strong, dynamic, resilient and progressive Party. The resignations under reference only show the high level of institutional maturity and quality of its leadership that place the best interest of the Party first and above personal egos and ambitions.
“The rapid and seamless succession, in acting capacities, to both offices exemplifies the cogency of its constitutional processes.
“Trending reports in sections of the media suggesting disharmony among members of the National Working Committee (NWC) or between the NWC and other critical sections of the Party’s leadership around the possible successor to the office of National Chairman are purely speculative.
“All sections of the Party’s college of leadership stand united in the quest for a more progressive Party.
“While individual Party leaders and members retain their right to express their thoughts and opinions, they do not represent the official position of the NWC or the Party.
“Official position of the NWC on the subject of succession to any vacant offices of the NWC or any other subject will be communicated via the official channels of the NWC.
“Change in the life of any individual or institution is constant and inevitable. As Africa’s largest political Party, our demonstrated capacity to adapt to change and emergent realities always stands us out and sets us beyond the wishes of doomsayers.
“We remain committed to the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Administration towards uplifting the quality of life of all Nigerians.”