The National Vice Chairman, North West, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Salihu Lukman, has accused Senator Abdullahi Adamu, the National Chairman of the party and Senator Iyiola Omisore, the National Secretary, of harboring sentiments against the Northern bloc in the party.
Lukman made this known via a statement issued on Wednesday, noting that Adamu, with the support of Omisore, has ensured that other higher organs of the party have been grounded, except the National Working Committee (NWC).
In the case of the NWC, he emphasised, it was more a case of spoon-feeding members with information that was convenient, and he added that when challenged, as was the case with the court case intended to restore constitutional order in the party, the National Legal Adviser, Barr. Ahmed El-Marzuq, became handy with fictitious legal interpretations that are anything but legal and devoid of any sense.
The statement reads, “It is already a tragedy that two undeniably hardcore conservatives will be given the task of leading the APC as National Chairman and National Secretary. How can a party envisioned to be progressive have such a misfortune?
“The same conservative bloc is now spewing up hardcore ethnic Northern arguments against the zoning decisions approved by the NWC following the outcome of consultations between Sen. Abdullahi Adamu-led NWC team with President Tinubu. As if those consultations were not designed to produce agreements, once the NWC approved the recommendation for zoning the leadership of the 10th National Assembly, Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, instead of acting as the National Chairman, facilitating the implementation of decisions of organs of the party, he is acting as a factional leader opposing the decision of the NWC.”
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