Salihu Lukman, the All Progressives Congress, APC’s national vice chairman for the North West, has issued a warning against Abdullahi Ganduje taking the place of the party’s outgoing national chairman, Abdullahi Adamu.
Ganduje’s replacement with Adamu, according to Lukman, would be fatal for the ruling party. He did so in light of rumors that President Bola Tinubu had supported Ganduje in his bid to become the party’s next National Chairman.
Adamu submitted his resignation over the weekend, and the National Working Committee, or NWC, of the party accepted it at its meeting on Monday.
Lukman claimed in a statement that he signed that the selection of Ganduje would be against the ruling party’s zoning plan. After Adamu, he emphasized the necessity for the North Central to produce the APC’s national chairman, and he added that the NWC needed to stand up and take charge of the ongoing negotiations.
“Ganduje is already a subject of rumors that are coming out of the Governor’s camp that he is being considered to succeed Senator Abdullahi Adamu. If so, this just raises the possibility of insensitivity and taking party members for granted. This is said without regard for Ganduje as a person.
“This is because making such a decision would fundamentally alter the zoning scheme that underpinned the current National Assembly leadership structure.
“To propose the party’s National Chairman move to North West from North Central will be unjust and nearly political suicide,” he added. “The Speaker of the House of Representatives and Deputy Senate President coming from North West and North Central shut out of consideration.”
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