By Abimbola Ogunnaike
The National Secretary of All Progressives Congress, Senator Iyiola Omisore has been officially replaced with the Deputy National Secretary of the party, Festus Fuanter.
Fuanter, who hails from Plateau State, officially assumes his new position as the acting National Secretary on Monday, 17 July, 2023.
The new Acting National Chairman, Senator Abubakar Kyari, made the announcement on Monday, 17 July, 2023, shortly after the crucial meeting of the National Working Committee held at the party secretariat in Abuja.
Addressing journalists, Kyari confirmed that both Omisore and the erstwhile National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, are no longer part of the APC leadership.
He said, “We are here to address the happenings and recent developments regarding the party. The NWC wishes to inform you about the resignation of the National Chairman Senator Abdullahi Adamu and that of the National Secretary, Senator Iyiola Omisore”.
Kyari said that according to the Constitution of the APC, he is now the acting National Chairman of the party.
“My humble self as the Deputy National Chairman (North) to assume the office of the Acting National Chairman. Consequently too, the Deputy National Secretary, Barrister Festus Fuanter, will now assume the office of Acting National Secretary of All Progressives Congress.”
Kyari also disclosed that the proposed National Caucus and National Executive Committee meetings slated for July 18 and 19 have been shelved.
“With the recent development, we implore everybody here that the proposed National Caucus and National Executive Committee meetings slated for July 18 and 19, 2023 are hereby postponed. This postponement is not indefinite. A new date will be communicated in the nearest future,” he said.
When quizzed on what led to their resignation, the acting Chairman declined to give further information, saying the development will be disclosed at a future date.
He also dismissed speculation that the party may send operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission after both Adamu and Omisore.
“There are no allegations against them. Both of them resigned voluntarily and that is what is available at this moment. The details of their resignation will be made known to you in the nearest future,” he said.
On how the new APC leadership hopes to address the plethora of issues raised by the National Vice Chairman for North-West, Mallam Salihu Lukman, Kyari promised that the matter will be given a look-in.
“Everybody has his or her own style of administration and I think this present set of NWC will be relying on what the constitution says,” he added.