Cracks In APC As NWC rejects Senate, Reps principal officers

By our staff reporter
There appears a crack in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as the national chairman of the party, Senator Abdulahi Adamu declared on Tuesday that the National Working Committee (NWC) has no input in the emergence of the leaders of the National Assembly.
The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Felix Morka, had announced the ratification of the zoning formula proposed by the President Bola Tinubu at the end of its meeting on May 8, 2023.
Surprisingly, Adamu, who chaired the meeting, made a U-turn on Tuesday when he disowned the leaders of the National Assembly.
He categorically stated that the APC NWC had no hand in the emergence of Senator Godswill Akpabio as the Senate President and the emergence of Tajudeen Abbas as the Speaker of the House Representatives, as well as other principal officers.
He stated this during a meeting with APC governors held at the secretariat of the party
His words: “You will get an update on the National Assembly sharing of powers, particularly the leadership of the chambers. The election of the principal officers of the Senate by the Senate President and Deputy Senate President. The election of the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives have been determined and announced.
“I had a courtesy call on Saturday from the President of the Senate and his Deputy. The following Sunday, I received the Speaker and his Deputy Speaker coming to me for Sallah’s homage.
“But, I am just hearing a rumour now from the online media that there have been some announcements in the Senate and House of Representatives. The national headquarters of the party of the NWC has not given any such information or communicated about the choice of offices.
“And 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 done either by the President of the Senate, Deputy Senate President, Speaker or Deputy Speaker, is not from this Secretariat.
“We are going to formally inform you that we are going to have a caucus, and for quite a time, there has been no caucus in place. The caucus has been reconstituted according to the constitution of APC.
“And we will be discussing that with you as governors, you know your states more than we know it. Even if we come from the same state, the leadership is in you as governors
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