Adamu unveil plan to probe APC expenditures – Nexus News
The newly-elected National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Abdullahi Adamu, yesterday, revealed that he would look into the party’s expenditures.
Although Adamu did not explicitly state the period the probe would cover, he noted that the measure was part of ongoing efforts by the National Working Committee (NWC) to reposition the party ahead of the 2023 general election.
Adamu said this after he and other NWC members were presented their certificates of return by the Governor Abubakar Badaru-led APC National Convention Election Committee at the national secretariat of the party in Abuja.
At the occasion graced by staffers of the national secretariat and party officials, Adamu emphasized his decisions to live up to his responsibility by ensuring that the APC wins the 2023 elections.
His words: “As for you, the Director of Administration, you have no hiding place. We will count on your loyalty to the party. It is God’s pleasure that we are here at the helm of affairs of this party. We have come with a very open mind but you have to reciprocate in the same spirit.
“We will definitely, by the will of God Almighty, look at you, the secretariat. But I’m not saying anything today until the transition committee submits its report.
“It is my hope that by the time the report is submitted, you have what they call a clean bill of the ledger. That’s my prayer.
“We have zero tolerance for failure in this new dispensation of our great party because we have an anomalous responsibility for want of more appropriate exploration ahead of us.
“On the elections, we cannot move the way we are to the election. We have a marching order from the leader of this party, President Muhammadu Buhari. We will have to deliver; there will be no excuses whatsoever and we need everybody’s hands on deck for this to happen. Thank you very much.”
With the assistance of the secretariat staffers, he promised that the party would look up to Governor Atiku Bagudu-led Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) for guidance.
Badaru congratulated the Adamu-led NWC over their election, noting that out of 78 positions for the NEC members and the zonal executives, 66 officials were elected through consensus arrangement while elections were conducted for 12 other seats.
Meanwhile, a former chairmanship aspirant of the party, Chief Sunny Sylvester Moniedafe, yesterday, emphasized that the means of selecting the party officials was unconstitutional.
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Moniedafe, in a chat with Journalists, cautioned against the use of consensus arrangement to select the presidential candidate of the party.
He stressed that consensus arrangement was similar to imposition of candidates, adding that it would be in the best interest of the party to permit delegates to cast their vote for the presidential aspirant of their choice during the party primaries.
Moniedafe noted that it behooves officials of the party to take a cue from the successful conduct of the presidential primaries of the party that resulted in the emergence of President Buhari as the candidate of the party.
However, the National Vice Chairman of the party (South East), Dr. Ijeomah Arodiogbu, stressed that consensus was in line with the party’s constitution.
According to him, consensus arrangement was well inscribed in the party’s constitution, noting that it was not imposed on the aspirants during the party convention.
He said: “It is only when we cannot use it that you go for voting. And that is what happened. In some positions, we went to vote. Some aspirants refused to step down despite pleas by leaders. I believe the leaders came together and decided on how it would go. And that was how it went. The consensus arrangement saved us a lot of rancor.”