An ally of the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, Adamu Abdullahi, has made a case for his principal amidst National Assembly leadership selection controversy.
Adamu’s ally, who pleaded anonymity, said the APC national chairman did not disapprove of the leadership of the national assembly contrary to how it’s being perceived.
Premium Politics had on Tuesday reported that the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio announced the names of the Principal Officers of the Senate, while the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas, announced those of the Green Chambers.
A development which Adamu kicked against, saying the ruling party was not involved in the emergence of the officers.
He had said, “The national headquarters of the party of the NWC has not given any such information or communicated about the choice of offices. Until we formally resolve and communicate with them in writing which is the norm and practice, it is not our intention to break away from traditions.
“So, whatever announcement is done by either the President of the Senate, Deputy Senate President, Speaker or Deputy Speaker, is not from this secretariat.”
However, in his defence, Adamu’s ally told The PUNCH that the APC National Chairman’s statement was largely misconstrued.
The APC chairman ally said that the matter was blown out of proportion by a section of the media.
He said, “Adamu is an administrator, a former legislator, minister and was a two-term governor. People who have passed that threshold always adhere so much to bureaucracy hence anything that is not communicated to you formally in writing, you consider it has not been done.
“A lawyer and administrator will tell you there was no information or action unless he has officially communicated by writing. That was the spirit with which the chairman spoke yesterday because the information was not officially communicated to the party. By tradition and culture, this is an action that ought to be carried out by the party.
“Adamu has disowned NASS leaders. That’s not true. He didn’t disown anything. He neither confinored or denied when he said it has been conveyed officially to him.”