APC crisis: Kyari, Fuanter step in as acting Chair, Secretary

Sen. Abubakar Kyari, acting APC National Chairman

The crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress, APC, climaxed on Monday, with Sen. Abubakar Kyari and Festus Fuanter, assuming office as acting National Chairman and acting National Secretary, respectively.

Kyari before now was the Deputy National Chairman, North, while Fuanter was Deputy National Secretary.

Their take over of power followed the the purported resignation of Sen. Abdullahi Adamu as National Chairman on Sunday and Sen. Iyiola Omisore as National Secretary on Monday.

Festus Fuanter, acting National Secretary

Recall that there had been turbulence in the APC over accusations of high-handedness on the part of Adamu in the way he handled the affairs of the party.

Adamu was also accused of not properly managing the finances of the party.

Meanwhile, it was gathered on Monday, that around 10:40 a.m.,  Kyari led a team of seven other members of APC NWC to a meeting in his office.

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Kyari came in with the Deputy National Chairman (South) Emma Enukwu, National Vice-Chairman (North West) Salihu Lukman, National Vice-Chairman (North East) Salihu Mustapha and National Vice-Chairman (North Central) Muazu Bawa.

Also with him were National Vice- Chairman (South West) Issacs Kekemeke; National Vice-Chairman (South East) Ejoroma Arodiogu and the party’s Deputy National Secretary, Mr Festus Fuanter.

Security around the party’s National Secretariat located on Blantrye Street in Wuse two Abuja, was beefed-up, as those driving into the street were subjected to checks while passers-by were also stopped for questioning.

The party’s NWC also shifted the National Executive Council, NEC, meeting fixed for Tuesday.

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