The Deputy National Chairman (North) of the All Progressives Congress (APC),
Senator Abubakar Kyari, has emerged as the party’s National Chairman.
Kyari succeeded Senator Abdullahi Adamu as the party’s chairman after a
National Working Committee (NWC) meeting in Abuja on Monday.
Briefing reporters after the NWC meeting, Kyari formally announced the
resignation of Adamu and Senator Iyiola Omisore as the party’s National
Chairman and National Secretary respectively.
Kyari further said that in line with the constitution of the party, the Deputy
National Secretary, Festus Fuanter, will serve as the acting National Secretary of
“As members of the National Working Committee of the All Progressives
Congress (APC), we are here to address you to the happenings and recent
developments regarding the party.
“The NWC wishes to inform you the resignation of the National Chairman,
Senator Abdullahi Adamu and that of the National Secretary, Senator Iyiola
“And with this development and according to the constitution of the All
Progressive Congress, (APC), it is now incumbent on my humble self Senator
Abubakar Kyari as a Deputy National Chairman, North to assume the office of
the acting National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“And subsequently also, the Deputy National Secretary, Festus, Fuantar will now
assume the office of the acting National Secretary of the All Progressives
“And with this recent developments in the change of leadership, I will like to
inform everybody here that the proposed National Caucus meeting slated for
Tuesday, the 18th of July 2023 and the National Executive Committee meeting
of the All Progressives Congress (APC) slated for Wednesday night is July 2023
are hereby been postponed.
“And this postponement will not be indefinite but a new date will be
communicated in the near future,” Kyari told journalists after the meeting.
On the reasons behind Adamu and Omisore’s resignations, Kyari said, “At this
point, the individuals have resigned voluntarily and that is what is available at
this moment. Reasons for resignations will be made to you in the near future.”
Adamu was absent from the NWC meeting on Monday while Omisore stormed
out of the meeting held at the party secretariat in Abuja.
Kyari, who represented Borno North Senatorial District in the 9th National
Assembly, presided over the APC NWC meeting.