The newly-elected National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Adamu, has been officially handed the leadership of the party.
Naija News reports that Adamu emerged chairman of the party during the just concluded national convention held at the Eagles Square in Abuja.
Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni who has been at the helm of the party’s affair for about twenty-one months, handed over today.
Recall that Buni had faced some challenges as the Chairman Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the party in the last few months.
He eventually handed over today and the brief ceremony was held at the National Secretariat of the party in Abuja.
The event was witnessed by all the newly elected executive members and Nasarawa Governor, Abdullahi Sule, Naija News understands.
Meanwhile, a former chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Musa Kwankwaso has revealed why he dumped the party on Tuesday for the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).
Naija News had earlier reported that the former Governor of Kano State officially dumped the main opposition party on Tuesday.
Kwankwaso while receiving his NNPP membership card from his ward chairman in Abuja, charged Nigerians to join the new party to attain a change in the country.
The former Governor while giving the reason for dumping the PDP for NNPP said he left due to a crisis within the party.
He said, “We had a situation in April last year where zonal positions were being shared among the States and all leaders in the six other states were allowed but in Kano, some people felt I wasn’t that important, so they had to do what they did.
“That is what triggered the issue (defection) and I spent almost a year now waiting for the PDP to talk to me, even the new leadership, to come and talk to me; they didn’t want to talk to me.
“For that reason, I felt there are irreconcilable differences between my humble self and many other leaders and they are mainly based on ideology.
“I have just received my membership card and of course, I’m the newest member of the NNPP. I’m so delighted that I’m now a member of the NNPP in Kano.”