How nPDP Man, Abdullahi Adamu, Became New APC Chairman


The horse-trading for who becomes the new chairman for All Peoples Congress ended yesterday when Senator Abdullahi Adamu emerged as the chairman of the party.

Adamu came from the nPDP block that formed the party in the buildup to the 2015 general elections.

The five blocks that formed the party were ACN, CPC, ANPP, APGA, and nPDP. The ACN had produced two chairmen, Chief Bisi Akande and Adams Oshiomole.
ANPP produced John Oyegun while the immediate past caretaker chairman, Mai Mala Buni, is from the CPC block.

Abdullahi Adamu joined the chairmanship contest very late, and it was intentional.

He said that his family tradition and religion taught him not to be too forward when it comes to leadership. Hence, he claimed that he had never lost an election since he joined politics 44 years ago.

At 75, Adamu’s critics believe that he does not have the agility to manage the affairs of a ruling party but his experience in party politics may be what the party needs.

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