By Omeiza Ajayi, Abuja
The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has accused the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, of being behind speculations to remove its National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, saying there is no such plan.
APC in a statement on Wednesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka, disclaimed reports about a gang up by some governors and other stakeholders of the party to oust its chairman.
“The attention of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has been drawn to opposition-sponsored media reports on plots to remove the National Chairman of the party, Senator Abdullahi Adamu.
“The reports are based on the imagination of its sponsors ostensibly unnerved by the remarkable achievements of Adamu since assuming office as the National Chairman,” said Morka.
According to him, the Party and leaders are currently focused on the important task of building a strong and vibrant electoral campaign ahead, and will not be distracted by boring chirps of idle speculators.
“The opposition PDP is quite welcome to continue to dissipate its energies on innuendoes and chasing after phantom plots in APC rather than concentrate on mending its broken and acrimonious house.
“The National Working Committee of our Party stands united under Adamu’s leadership as National Chairman with the singular commitment to wining the next general election,” he stated.
Adamu was, on March 26, affirmed as national chairman of the party at a convention to elect members of the APC National Working Committee, NWC.
However, while there had been a build-up of complaints against Adamu, there were no attempts to oust him.
At the weekend, indications emerged that some stakeholders were working to get him out of the way as apart of trouble shooting efforts to placate the Christian bloc in the party following the controversy generated by its decision to settle for a Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket.