Some supporters of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Adamu have alleged that the presidential campaign committee of the party is dominated by loyalists of the party’s flag bearer, Bola Tinubu.
This is coming three weeks after Adamu named the Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, as Director General and Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo as the interim spokesperson for the committee.
Adamu’s supporters who are not pleased with the list of the committee claimed that it is dominated by people who backed Tinubu during the presidential primary.
A source close to the party’s national chairman during a chat with Daily Sun said Adamu’s supporters are not pleased non-inclusion as members of the campaign organisation.
“The leader of the party had a preference for Lawan and he consulted and gave the chairman a clear message, who, in turn, passed it to the NWC on the eve of the primary. Recall that the governors visited the party secretariat and went with the NWC to Adamu’s house but the chairman refused to go with them to see Mr President because he felt he heard directly from him on who to endorse as the consensus candidate.
“He even considered the NWC members as insubordinate and insisted that he can only change if he received a counter directive from Mr President. The reality on the ground now is that he is feeling betrayed by the president to the extent that at the twilight of his life and career, he has been exposed in that manner.
“He felt pained that those who don’t understand politics will think that he acted alone. He has, however, accepted his fate because the power that brought him also used and abandoned him. He regrets that he availed himself to be used.”
“To even think that Mr President is considering supporting a northern ticket for PDP shows how sentimental he could be. Yes, it is incontrovertible that the president endorsed Lawan as an APC candidate but if the Tinubu camp fails to understand and continues to sideline the APC chairman based on the attempt to execute the clear directive from Mr President during the primary, that will be the end of the party.
“Adamu could not have done that announcement without authorisation. When he gave him that instruction, he felt that Mr President must have carried out due diligence. And if Mr President was not behind the order, Adamu would have been fired the next day. Adamu is just a victim of presidential directive.”