Adamu worked against Tinubu, his resignation belated – APC’s Chieftain

A former governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State, Hon Bernard Mikko, has said that the resignation of Abdullahi Adamu from his position as the National Chairman of the party was long overdue.

Mikko alleged that Adamu worked against the emergence of President Bola Tinubu before the presidential primaries and after his emergence as the candidate of the party.

DAILY POST reports that Adamu allegedly tendered his resignation letter on Sunday night.

However, Mikko, while fielding questions on Arise Television’s Morning Show programme on Monday, said Adamu should have resigned immediately after the inauguration of the President as he did not support him before and during the election.

He said, “First of all, there’s no crisis in our party, the APC. The second one is that his resignation should not come as a surprise; it’s even belated. You know how a leader emerges will determine he will lead his people.

“In politics, you align the programmes and policies of the government or the ruling party to public orientation. This chairman has shown from the beginning his preferences other than the preferences of the stakeholders of the party.

“From the beginning, he has shown that he is not a democrat in the spirit of party politics. As chairman of the party, having emerged as the national chairman of the party, he should have shown neutrality from the beginning, but he never showed it.

“He came up trying to build a consensus around his own preferred candidate, which he didn’t win. What was expected of him at that point was for him to throw his towel and say, ‘look, I preferred someone else but the person didn’t win’.

“But he worked against the emergence of Bola Tinubu. When Tinubu emerged as the preferred candidate, he also worked against his candidature. Now that our president has won, he has no choice.

“I think what he should have done immediately after the inauguration of the president is to throw in the towel. It’s a good development; it will even foster party unity.”

(Daily Post)