Some party sources have revealed that President Bola Tinubu is not ready to fire the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Adamu.
Goldennewsng reports that the revelation follows speculations that the fate of Adamu is uncertain, as the party has shifted its National Caucus and National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting to July 18 and 19.
While some chieftains are against the leadership style of Adamu, others have continued to pressure him to relinquish his position over allegations of financial impropriety.
Speculations are that the closed-door meeting, which took place at the APC national headquarters on Monday, was part of efforts by the party’s leadership to lobby state chairmen ahead of the National Caucus and NEC meetings.
Meanwhile, fears are that the NEC, which is the second highest decision-making organ of the party, might show Adamu the way out considering allegations of financial mismanagement and others.
Recall that state chairmen of the APC are members of the NEC and can pass a vote of no confidence on the chairman.
A member of the APC National Caucus who pleaded anonymity told Daily Trust, “Nobody is sure of what is going to happen.
“There are people who don’t like Adamu’s style of leadership, and there are those who are fanning the embers of chaos and disunity.
“That time, Adamu didn’t support Tinubu, but we have put that behind us, because we have won the election and it is time to unite the party; it is time to unite the country.
“Tinubu is not thinking of sacking Adamu now because it’s too early in the day. Adamu can, on his own, resign if he is not comfortable.
“If Tinubu can control the party, Adamu cannot do anything. If Tinubu decides to exert full control of the party, Adamu can only take orders from him. So there won’t be crisis as to removing Adamu.”
Another source said if Adamu was to be removed, Tinubu wouldn’t have appointed a former governor of Benue State, Senator George Akume, as Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).
He explained that Akume’s appointment was an indication that Adamu would not be removed any time soon.
He said, “Politics is about calculations. Sometimes it’s clear, and sometimes it’s dark.
“Let it be on notice that Akume wouldn’t have been appointed SGF. He would have been reserved for the position of APC national chairman if Adamu was to be sacked during NEC.
“Remember, only Mr. President can trigger his sack or resignation. If Mr. President doesn’t want him out, he will prevail on NEC members not to pass a vote of no confidence on him.”