APC NWC member demands Adamu, Omisore’s resignation, calls for emergency National Convention
The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Vice Chairman, North-west, Salihu Lukman, has asked both the National Chairman of the party, Senator Abdullahi Adamu and the party’s National Secretary, Senator Iyiola Omisore, to honourably resign.
In a statement issued on Friday, Lukman also called for an emergency national convention where a new national leadership of the party would be elected.
He stressed that following the emergence of the party’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, who is a Muslim, as the president-elect, it is expedient that the National Chairman of the party becomes a Christian from the North-Central part of the country.
He noted that having tried to stabilise the party and successfully organise a campaign that delivers the presidency for the party, the National Chairman should not hesitate to resign for a Christian chairman to take over.
Lukman noted: “For that to happen, it may require an Emergency National Convention because if the hierarchy of the current leadership is to be followed, the successor to Sen. Adamu will be Sen. Abubakar Kyari who is a Muslim from the North-East.”
He pointed out that apart from changing the National Chairman, there was the need to also recognise the case of the National Secretary of the party, saying he has become a source of stronger dispute in Osun State.
The party Chieftain said rather than serving as a unifying factor for the party leadership in Osun State, Omisore is more of a divisive factor, which might have been responsible for why APC lost the 2022 governorship election to a political mediocre whose only qualification in politics may appear to be a comic dancing skill.
Lukman said to save Osun State and bring it back to its old standard of national political reckoning, Omisore would need to resign as National Secretary of APC, and a new unifying National Secretary elected.
He pointed out that beyond Omisore, any member of the National Working Committee of the party who is not a unifying leader in his/her state should be changed.
“For that to happen may require an Emergency National Convention because if the hierarchy of the current leadership is to be followed, the successor to Sen. Adamu will be Sen. Abubakar Kyari who is a Muslim from North-East,” Lukman stated.
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