Adamu Blames Rise In Nigeria’s Out-Of-School Children On Insecurity

A photo collage of Adamu and a lecture room

 

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, on Thursday, blamed the rising number of out-of-school children on the nation’s security challenges.

Speaking during the 66th National Council on Education meeting in Abuja, which had in attendance the 36 commissioners across the states, the Minister admitted that he failed to address the situation.

Available data from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Nigeria has about 20 million out-of-school children.

“I came into office with the resolve to remove out-of-school children and I failed,” he said, charging commissioners to complement the Federal Government’s efforts in addressing the situation.

“The choice is very apt because we are not living in a situation where insecurity has virtually taken over everything, hence our children displaced.

“It is the responsibility of government at all levels to afford the right to education for all by ensuring that all barriers to education are removed.”

In his remark, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Education, Senator Borrofice Ajayi, said the National Assembly will collaborate with the Federal Government in ensuring that every Nigerian has access to education.

“We in the National Assembly will investigate all the submissions by the various parastatals under the ministry and the ministry itself. We are going to ensure that the issue of security is taken seriously and adequately provided for,” he stated.

Challenging the commissioners to rise up to their responsibilities by providing a safe and secure learning environment for both students and teachers, the Minister said the Federal government and some states as well as the Federal Capital Territory have done their best to arrest situations of incessant attacks on schools while several other states are lagging behind.

Adamu urged the states to immediately domesticate the guidelines based on their circumstances.

According to him, states are responsible for the continued increase in the numbers of out-of-school Children (OSC) in Nigeria; adding that the figure has remained constant.

2023: Tinubu Present As APC Sets Up Women Presidential Campaign Team

APC bigwigs meet at the State House over the APC Women Presidential Campaign Team on October 10, 2022. Credit: Bashir Ahmad.

 

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is set to inaugurate its Women Presidential Team for the 2023 general elections.

The Special Assistant to the President on Digital Communications, Bashir Ahmad, disclosed this on his Twitter handle on Monday.

 

He shared an image of the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu and his running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima as well as the party’s national chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu.

READ ALSO: APC National Chairman Accuses Tinubu Of Breaching Agreement On Campaign Council

They were at the State House, Presidential Villa in a meeting, although the exact venue cannot be ascertained at the time of this report.

 

Also in attendance at the meeting is the Director General of the Presidential Campaign Council and Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, among others.

The development seems to have laid to rest the purported rift between the ex-Lagos State governor and the APC Chairman.

On September 29, Adamu accused Tinubu of appointing members of the Presidential Campaign Council without the approval of the APC National Working Committee.

Adamu demanded the immediate withdrawal of the presidential campaign council list, warning that any sign of disarray in the party’s ranks would undermine the spirit of the campaign and give an undue alarm to party followers across the country.

But the APC spokesman, Felix Morka, in a statement said the letter did not emanate from Adamu, adding that the party will not be distracted by those he described as detractors.

“To be clear, the “DRAFT” letter did not emanate from the Party. An UNSIGNED letter that marks itself as a ‘DRAFT’ cannot and should not be attributed to its purported author,” Morka said.

“The National Chairman of our Party and our Presidential Candidate maintain cordial and effective communication channels and enjoy full liberty of open and frank conversations on matters of interest to the Party and our Presidential Campaign. As such, an unsigned  “DRAFT” letter of the kind in circulation is patently unnecessary and of no qualitative value to engagement between the Party and the PCC.

“We will not be distracted by the wishes and actions of detractors that wait gleefully but in vain for some kind of crisis to erupt between the Party and the PCC.”

The accusation comes days after the APC candidate unveiled a 422-man committee comprising political heavyweights and other notable members of the party to pilot the various sub-committees of the campaign council.

Campaigns for the 2023 general election officially commenced on 28 September in line with the timetable and schedule of activities of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Campaign Council: APC Disowns ‘Adamu’s Letter’ Accusing Tinubu Of Breaching Agreement

A photo combination of the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, and the party’s National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu.

 

The National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Barrister Felix Morka, on Thursday distanced the party from a letter accusing the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, of breaching the agreement regarding the constitution of campaign council members.

Early on Thursday, a purported letter had leaked wherein the APC National Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu, accused Tinubu of appointing members of the party’s Presidential Campaign Council without the approval of the National Working Committee.

READ ALSO: APC National Chairman Accuses Tinubu Of Breaching Agreement On Campaign Council

Adamu demanded the immediate withdrawal of the presidential campaign council list, warning that any sign of disarray in the party’s ranks would undermine the spirit of the campaign and give an undue alarm to party followers across the country.

But the APC spokesman in a statement said the letter did not emanate from Adamu, adding that the party will not be distracted by those he described as detractors.

“To be clear, the “DRAFT” letter did not emanate from the Party. An UNSIGNED letter that marks itself as a ‘DRAFT’ cannot and should not be attributed to its purported author,” Morka said.

“The National Chairman of our Party and our Presidential Candidate maintain cordial and effective communication channels and enjoy full liberty of open and frank conversations on matters of interest to the Party and our Presidential Campaign. As such, an unsigned  “DRAFT” letter of the kind in circulation is patently unnecessary and of no qualitative value to engagement between the Party and the PCC.

“We will not be distracted by the wishes and actions of detractors that wait gleefully but in vain for some kind of crisis to erupt between the Party and the PCC.

“We stand united, as a Party, in our resolve and commitment to execute a focused and issue-driven campaign to persuade Nigerians to renew our mandate in next year’s general election.”

 

See the full ‘disowned’ letter below:

His Excellency Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu

(Jagaban Borgu)

Presidential Candidate of the

All Progressives Congress (APC)

Presidential Campaign Office,

Herbert Macaulay Way,

Central Business District,

Abuja, FCT.

 

RELEASE OF THE TINUBU-SHETTIMA PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN COUNCIL LISTING

On behalf of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), I present my compliments to Your Excellency, and have the honour to convey to you, in truth and respect, the Committee’s opinion and position, regarding the above-mentioned subject matter, with a view to having a clear understanding about the respective roles and responsibilities of the principal organs of the Party charged with the duties of conducting the campaigns in the forth-coming general elections.

This correspondence has become necessary in view of developments that took place over the last few days around the purported appointments into the Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) that was announced precipitately by officials of the Council, without making a recourse to the NWC for approval. All along, the NWC had been disposed towards the campaign in a cooperative spirit that is driven by the overall interest of the Party and the singular desire of victory for our candidates, in the persons of your esteemed self and your running mate.

It is against this background that the NWC received with astonishment and regret, the press release by the PCC on 23rd September, 2022, in which a purported list of appointees was announced, which effectively served as the approved roster of participants in the Party’s Presidential Campaign Council. The purported list not only came as a complete surprise to the NWC and the Party’s leadership, but also contravened the principles and purposes of the arrangements that you and I had led towards the adoption of the Organogram of the PCC, and its principal officials.

Perhaps it has become necessary owing to the passage of time, that I should draw Your Excellency’s attention to the agreements that we reached in principle around the final adoption of the PCC list, based on the understanding that it was a work in progress, until such a time that the Joint NWC/PCC Committee that was established to formalise the structure and populate the list, submits its report.

Your Excellency will no doubt recall our meetings in my office and also at the NWC Conference Room at the Party’s National Secretariat, on Wednesday, 7th September, 2022, during which we discussed the details of the Organogram of the PCC and its composition, as a collaborative project between the two entities. Our recollection of those meetings clearly leaves us in no doubt that a breach of agreement has occurred, and that a return to the principles of cooperation and respect for each other is required.

In Your Excellency’s own words, which I take liberty to quote here, which I also hold dearly, you stated that “there is a burden on everyone’s shoulders towards delivering the elections to the Party and the candidate”. This has been the view of the NWC and myself all along since Your Excellency’s emergence as our Great Party’s Flagbearer. The NWC is striving under trying circumstances to keep faith with this vision, and to take our Party and candidates to victory, not only in the Presidential elections, but in all others across the elective strata of offices.

May I therefore, point out to Your Excellency, that winning elections is a cooperative as well as collaborative effort, that is done in transparency and disinterested manner by all parties concerned, by respecting established boundaries and acknowledging the contributions of everyone. The NWC believes that any sign of disarray in the Party’s ranks will undermine the spirit and ethos of the campaign and give undue alarm to faithful members and followers of the Party across the country.

At the same, such a development would undoubtedly come as “Manna from Heaven” for the opposition parties, whose only desire when all else fails, is to see the introduction of rancour, division and disinclination in the leadership of our Great Party. I am sure Your Excellency will agree with me that this is an eventuality that we must do all in power to prevent from happening. You will also agree that we owe it a duty as leaders to provide guidance by example to the rest of the Party including the PCC, to abide by agreements and adhere strictly to the work ethos that has been adopted by all of us. It is only by doing so that we will establish the premise for victory and gain the trust and confidence of our dear countrymen and women.

Without further admonishment or complaints, I wish hereby to call upon Your Excellency to restrain the PCC from undertaking solo projects of this nature, and agree to work with all stakeholders towards taking our Party to victory.  I shall not find it necessary to reiterate the importance of the Party in the overall scheme of things in these campaigns, and the singular position of the NWC in driving the process towards our securing of victory in the polls.

It suffices for me to convey the general and overwhelming sentiment of the NWC with regards to the ill-timed and unfortunate release of the PCC list, which confounded rather than pleased the members and whose withdrawal will assure the NWC of Your Excellency’s respect and disposition towards the Party, as well as the magnanimous spirit of cooperation towards achieving victory together with the NWC.

Please accept, Your Excellency, my own personal regard and consideration, as well as the assurances of the of the NWCs’ warm and sincere felicitations.

 

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Senator (Dr.) Abdullahi Adamu, CON,

(Turakin Keffi)

National Chairman

Letter to Tinubu

Strike: Students Should Take ASUU To Court For Compensation – FG

 

The Federal Government has asked students to take the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to take legal action for compensation over the time lost since the varsity teachers began their latest round of strike. 

Education Minister Adamu Adamu said this on Thursday while fielding questions from reporters at the 47th Session of the State House Ministerial Briefing organised by the Presidential Communications Team at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.

“You should take the leaders of the striking unions to court to pay them,” the minister said when asked if the government plans to compensate students over lost time due to the lingering university teachers’ industrial action. “Probably the court will award damages and we will see how they would pay.”

The minister also denied being mandated by President Muhammadu Buhari to end the six-month strike.

READ ALSOASUU-FG Meeting Ends In Deadlock, Strike To Continue

According to him, at no time did the Nigerian leader order him to resolve the strike in two weeks.

He said the President instead told him to resolve the issue within the shortest possible time, contrary to what the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, told the media.

While he insisted that he will not succumb to the union’s demand for their members to be paid the backlog of salaries withheld within the period of six months that they were on strike, he said such is the penalty for their action.

During the meeting, Adamu equally said five of the university-based unions may call off their strike within the next one week but admitted that ASUU’s case remains uncertain.

Furthermore, he accused ASUU of not appreciating the government’s investments in the education sector, arguing that N2.5 trillion was expended on education by President Buhari’s administration through the Tertiary Education Fund (TETFUND) and Universal Basic Education (UBEC).

This, he added, is well over the N1.2 trillion demanded by ASUU, a union he claimed embarked on a needless strike.

No Plot To Remove National Chairman, Says APC

This photo taken on March 26, 2022, shows Senator Abdullahi Adamu at the venue of the APC national convention in Abuja. Credit: Presidency.

 

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the party has no plans of removing its National Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu.

In a statement by the APC National Publicity Secretary, Barr. Felix Morka, the ruling party described reports suggesting that Senator Adamu is set to be removed as untrue.

“The reports are based on the imagination of its sponsors ostensibly unnerved by the remarkable achievements of Sen. Adamu since assuming office as the National Chairman,” Morka’s statement read in part.

“Our 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 the boring chirps of idle speculators.”

READ ALSO: No Law Forbids Me From Serving As APC Campaign Spokesman – Keyamo

It said: “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 Sen. Adamu’s leadership as National Chairman with the singular commitment to winning the next general election.”

APC Nat’l Chairman Worried By Defection Of Party’s Federal Lawmakers

National Chairman of the APC, Abdullahi Adamu, addressed reporters at the State House in Abuja on April 29, 2022.
In this file photo, the National Chairman of the APC, Abdullahi Adamu, addresses reporters at the State House in Abuja on April 29, 2022.

 

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Abdullahi Adamu has expressed concern over the wave of defections of federal lawmakers in the party to opposition parties.

He said this on Wednesday after a closed-door meeting with party members at the National Assembly.

Senator Adamu admitted that while the party is worried about the gale of defections, nothing can be done about it.

Read Also: President Buhari Sends Ministerial List To Senate For Screening

According to him, defections are normal during an election year as those who feel dissatisfied with the outcome of party primaries are free to test their popularity in other political parties.

Adamu’s comment came a day after two Senators from the party defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The senators are Ahmed Keita representing Katsina north and Senator Francis Alimikhena representing Edo North.

Buhari, Osinbajo Present As APC NEC Holds Emergency Meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari presides over the 11th meeting of the APC NEC emergency meeting

 

President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Adamu are present as the National Executive  Committee (NEC) holds an emergency meeting of the party.

The President is presiding over the 11th meeting of the NEC.

Addressing the committee, the National Chairman of the party said the meeting is the first the National Working Committee will be having with the NEC and will begin the process by uniting aggrieved members as well as discussing upcoming elections.

Adamu also encouraged members to uphold exemplary behaviours, according to him, the party’s intrinsic problem is the crisis fueled by ego.

He noted that various ego within the party has widened the gap between the former and serving governors and it poses a risk of causing a divide in the party and allowing members to suffer.

The National Chairman called for a discontinuation of the present rancour within the party because according to him there is no reason for the competition.

He also asked the serving governors to work harmoniously and with mutual respect with their former governors, some of whom are not senators to resolve many of the inherent challenges.

The new watchword he says should be APC first.

He promised that the NWC will deliver, particularly with a United front, noting that contrary to predictions of dissolution, the party has emerged stronger.

He further urged members to desist from using the media to settle grievances but resort to the constitutional provisions of the party for dispute resolution.

2023: When I Reflect On My Govt’s Policies, I Get Confident Nigerians Will Back APC, Says Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari believes the developmental drives of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are enough reasons for Nigerians to support the party in next year’s general elections.

He said this on Thursday when he received the new APC National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, at the State House in Abuja.

“Today, we should all be happy that the party has nursed its wounds and healed itself sufficiently to march forward to face the challenges of the coming state and General elections,” the President said, according to a statement by his media aide, Garba Shehu.

“When I reflect on policies of the administration on the economy and specifically in the development of agriculture, infrastructure, ICT and innovation and the welfare measures we have put in place for women, the youth and the less privileged members of the society, I get fresh confidence that our citizens will continue supporting the APC in our electoral battles.”

READ ALSO: Kalu Urges APC To Reveal Presidential Zoning Formula

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Buhari also reiterated his government’s resolve to make the nation a better place.

“Our policies and programmes aim at nothing but the betterment of the country and its people,” he said.

“Essentially, the party should take the programmes of the government to the people to infuse confidence into them.”

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Buhari flanked by Senator Adamu and Governor Buni of Yobe State. [email protected]

 

He also lauded Governor Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Planning committee for the conduct of the congresses and convention which led to the emergence of the Adamu-led National Executive Committee (NEC).

President Buhari tasked the new chairman to be fair to members of the party.

PHOTOS: Senator Adamu Officially Takes Over As APC National Chairman

Senator Adamu wants Nigerians to support the APC in the coming elections. [email protected]

 

Senator Abdullahi Adamu has officially assumed office as the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday. 

The immediate past chairman of the APC national caretaker committee Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State handed over to Adamu in a ceremony at the party’s national headquarters in Abuja.

Adamu, a senator representing Nasarawa West, was elected as the APC chairman at the national convention on Saturday.

Below are photos from the handover ceremony:

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Senator Adamu wants Nigerians to support the APC in the coming elections. [email protected]

 

Gbajabiamila Congratulates Adamu, Other Elected APC NWC Members

File Photo of Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila

 

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has congratulated the new National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Abdullahi Adamu, on his election at the party’s national convention on Saturday.

Gbajabiamila also congratulated other elected members of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) such as the Deputy National Chairman (North), Deputy National Chairman (South), the National Secretary, the six vice-chairmen, among others.

He said that Senator Adamu’s emergence through consensus arrangement proved that the APC remained one big family where its members resolved their differences amicably.

READ ALSOAPC Will Do More If Nigerians Support Us In 2023 – Senator Adamu

He tasked the new chairman and the other members of the NWC to put heads together to transform the party ahead of the 2023 general elections.

Gbajabiamila expressed optimism in the ability of the new national chairman and his NWC members to rally around APC members and other Nigerians to take the party to victory.

He said with the calibre of the people elected as APC leaders at the national level, the party was in safe hands.

The speaker wished the APC National Chairman and the NWC members a successful tenure even as he tasked them further on uniting members of the party nationwide.

FULL LIST: Adamu For Chairman, Omisore As Secretary, APC Endorses 54 Consensus Candidates

This photo taken on March 26, 2022, shows Senator Abdullahi Adamu at the venue of the APC national convention in Abuja. Credit: Presidency.

The All Progressives Congress recently held its national convention where the party selected new executives to oversee its affairs.

At the ruling party’s convention which was held on Saturday at Eagle Square in Abuja, Senator Abdullahi Adamu emerged as the National Chairman while Senator Iyiola Omisore was confirmed as National Secretary.

This comes two years after the Adams Oshiomole-led National Working Committee (NWC) was dissolved.

The selection of executives for the party took a different twist this time around as the process was mostly done by consensus with many candidates opting to step down after closed-door negotiations.

READ ALSO: APC Will Do More If Nigerians Support Us In 2023 – Senator Adamu
Below is a full list of the APC consensus candidates:

Abdullahi Adamu, senator representing Nasarawa west, As national chairman of the party.
Abubakar Kyari, senator from Borno state as deputy national chairman (north)
Emma Eneukwu (Enugu) as deputy national chairman (south)
lyiola Omisore (Osun) as national secretary
Fetus Fuanter (Plateau) as deputy national secretary
Muhazu Bawa Rijau (Niger) as national vice-chairman (north central)
Mustapha Salihu (Adamawa) national vice-chairman (north-east)
Salihu Lukman (Kaduna) as national vice-chairman (north west)
Ijeomah Arodiogbu (Imo) as national vice-chairman (south south)
Victor Ton Giadom (Rivers) as national vice-chairman (south-east)
D.I. Kekemeke (Ondo) as national vice-chairman (south west)
Ahmed El-Marzuk (Katsina) as national legal adviser
Uguru Mathew Ofoke (Ebonyi) as national treasurer
Bashir Usman Gumel (Jigawa) as national financial secretary
Suleiman M. Argungun (Kebbi) as national organising secretary
Betta Edu from Cross River, national women leader
F.N. Nwosu (Abia) as national welfare secretary
Felix Morka (Delta) as national publicity secretary
Abubakar Maikaf, senator from Bauchi as national auditor
Abdulahi Dayo Israel (Lagos) as  national youth leader
Tolu Bankole (Ogun) as special (persons with disability (PWD) leader
Ibrahim Salawu (Kwara) as deputy national legal adviser
Omorede Osifo (Edo) as deputy national treasurer
Hamma-Adama Ali Kuro (Gombe) as deputy national financial secretary
Nzo Chidi Duru (Anambra) as deputy national organising secretary
Yakubu Murtala Ajaka (Kogi) as national publicity secretary
Christoper Akpan (Akwa Ibom) as deputy national welfare secretary
Olufemi Egbedeyi (Oyo) as deputy national auditor
Zainab Abubakar Ibrahim (Taraba) as deputy national woman leader
Jamaluddeen Kabir (Zamfara) as deputy national youth leader
Oluwatoyin Opawuye (Kwara) as national ex-officio (north central).
Sirajo Dahuwa (Bauchi) as national ex-officio (North East)
Allyu Ahmed Yako (Kano state) as national ex-officio (North West)
Aqunwa Anekwe (Anambra) as national ex-officio (South East)
Diriwari Akedewei (Bayelsa state) as national ex-officio (South South)
Bunmi Oriniowo (Ekiti state) as national ex-officio (South West)
Yakubu Mohammed Adamu (FCT) as zonal secretary (North central)
Mohammed Wali Shettima (Yobe state) as zonal secretary (North East)
Bello Goronyo (Sokoto state) as zonal secretary (North West)
Azobu Innocent Tapa (Ebonyi state) as zonal secretary (South East)
Ita Udosen (Akwa Ibom state) as zonal secretary (South South)
Vincent Bewaji (Ekiti state) as zonal secretary (South West)
Hadiza Aliyu (Kogi State) as zonal legal adviser (North central)
Dauda Chakpo (Taraba state) as zonal legal Adviser (North East)
Bashir Usaini Dutse (Jigawa state) as zonal legal adviser (North West)
Mayor Ogbona Earnest (Ebonyi state) as zonal legal adviser (South East).
Isma’il Kolawole Majoro (Oyo state) as zonal legal adviser (South West),
Ahmed Attah (Kogi state) as zonal organising secretary (North central),
Abubakar Adamu Musa (Taraba state) as zonal organising secretary (North East)
Salisu Uba (Zamfara state) as zonal organising secretary (North West)
Dozie Ikedife (Anambra state) as zonal organising secretary (South East)
Blessing Agbome (Edo State) as zonal organising secretary (south south)
Lateef Ibirogba (Lagos state) as zonal organising secretary (South West)
John Okoho (Benue state) as zonal publicity secretary (North central).

 

Ahead of the convention, Senate President Ahmed Lawan had hinted that the APC has agreed on producing consensus candidates, with a ‘Unity List’ to be produced a day to the event.

Lawan stated this after the National Assembly caucus leaders met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House on Thursday.

“We hope to achieve a consensus in selecting and electing the officers for the party, we are prepared to come up with a unity list,” he said.

Speaking further, Senator Lawan acknowledged that the country indeed has challenges but that the APC and the 9th Assembly have done well, particularly with the passage of old and salient bills, cooperation with the opposition members in the PDP and APGA to ensure that issues of national interest remain the prime goal.

He also stated that the absence of a ‘father figure’ like President Buhari in opposition parties is perhaps the reason for the disunity in their party.

On his part, President Buhari urged the APC leaders and members to channel their energies into improving the fortunes of the party in the forthcoming elections and avoid squabbling that could distract and create disharmony.

With the elections less than 11 months away, the President urged that positions should be harmonized with a view to the party winning and providing good governance.

He told the lawmakers that a zoning template was produced and adopted by the party after wide consultations in order to ensure a reflection of equity in leadership while representing various dynamic interests.

APC Will Do More If Nigerians Support Us In 2023 – New Chairman Senator Adamu

 

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will deliver more dividends of democracy if Nigerians vote for the party in the next poll.

APC’s new National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, made the promise during his acceptance speech at the Eagle Square on Sunday.

“APC is set to do much more when Nigerians continue to bestow on us their love, their support, and confidence in the next general elections,” Senator Adamu said, hours after he emerged as the new chairman of the ruling party.

“Together, let us rise and march towards the sunrise in our party and in our country.”

READ ALSO: [FULL LIST] Adamu For Chairman, Omisore As Secretary, APC Endorses 54 Consensus Candidates

‘A New Dawn’

This photo taken on March 26, 2022, shows Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, and Senator Abdullahi Adamu at the venue of the APC national convention in Abuja. Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun.

 

The former Nasarawa State governor said despite the challenges the ruling party had in the wake of taking power in 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari’s government has done great.

He also promised that his leadership will begin moves to reconcile members of the party.

“The time has come for us to show statesmanship to arrive at the new dawn. The time has come for us to be patriotic in words and deeds,” he told the gathering.

“The time has come for us to affirm and build the people of the people, for the people and by the people.”

Senator Adamu emerged as the new chairman of the APC during the party’s convention on Saturday. The lawmaker representing Nasarawa West was President Muhammadu Buhari’s choice for the job.

The ruling party also picked Senator Iyiola Omisore as National Secretary. Other members of the National Working Committee (NWC) were also selected during the event.

The selection was majorly done by consensus as several candidates stepped down after backroom negotiations.