The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, has stated that National Working Committee, NWC, was not carried along in the selection of the party’s principal officers by the Senate and the House of Representatives on Tuesday.
Adamu said the list of new principal officers announced by the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, and the House Speaker, Tajudeen Abbas, did not emanate from the party’s National Working Committee (NWC).
Senator Adamu said this on Tuesday when he met with the APC governors at the party Secretariat in Abuja.
Both Opeyemi Bamidele and Julius Ihonvbere were announced as Leaders in the Senate and House of Representatives respectively on Tuesday.
The former Governor of Nasarawa appointment of the APC principal officers of both chambers is “a mere rumour” as it lacked the input of the NWC.
He furthered that the NWC were not consulted both Messrs Akpabio and Abbas.
“I am just hearing as a rumour now from the online media that there have been some announcements in the Senate and House of Representatives.
“The national headquarters of the party, the NWC, has yet to give any such information or communicate about the choice of officers.
“And until we formally resolve and communicate with them in writing, which is the norm and practice, we do not intend to break away from traditions. So whatever announcement is done is not from this secretariat,” Adamu said.
The House Standing Orders state that, “Leader of the House shall be a Member nominated from among members of the majority party in the House,” Order 7 reads in part.