The leadership crisis bedeviling the All Progressives Congress, APC, appears to have taken a turn for the worse as some displeased stakeholders comspire to oust the National Chairman of the party, Senator Abdullahi Adamu.
The leadership crisis rocking the ruling party is not unconnected to the Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket fielded by the party and outrage that greeted it.
Recall that 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 strong reservations about Adamu, there were no attempts to oust him.
However, feelers emerged over the weekend that some APC stakeholders were working to make Adamu the sacrificial lamb to appease the Christian bloc in the party.
An APC leader said the attempt was to balance power within the APC.
The party leader said: “Yes, there are those who feel that the controversy generated by our Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket can be lessened by having a Christian chairman and also proposing a Christian Chief of Staff to the President. Some have proposed a federal lawmaker, James Faleke, for that position, that is, Chief of Staff” Vanguard quoted the party leader who spoke in confidence to have said.
“There are issues regarding the continued stay of Adamu as party chair. The first is that we need to placate the Christian community.
“Second, a lot of us expected from Adamu in an election season but he hasn’t done much. We need the bureaucracy of the party to be alive this period, but their salaries are not even forthcoming and you expect them to work efficiently? That is one thing that might count against the chairman.
“Also, he was Chairman of the APC National Reconciliation Committee before he became the national chairman of the party. We expected that by now, he would have been able to resolve the major differences but that has not happened.
“The leader of our party, President Muhammadu Buhari also urged us to refund the money paid by aspirants at the convention which produced Adamu as national chairman. Aspirants paid millions, yet we haven’t refunded them. These are some of the issues.”