Following the resignation of the party’s former Chairman, Ibrahim Bilal, the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adamawa Chapter has appointed Samaila Tadawus as acting State Chairman.
Mr Bilal resigned his position in a letter dated September 13, addressed to Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, APC National Chairman, via the office of the party’s National Vice-Chairman North-East.
“I write to inform you that I am resigning from my elected position as Adamawa chairman of our great party (APC) effective immediately,” the letter stated.
“While the APC constitution requires me to serve as state chairman until 2026, I would appreciate it if I could step down immediately.”
“I sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this sudden news may cause,’’ he said.
He expressed gratitude to the party’s leadership for the opportunity given to him to serve in the state and particularly thanked its national chairman for recognising him.
Mr Bilal assured of his unalloyed loyalty and commitment to the ideals of the party, adding that he would do everything legally possible to advance its course.
Also, the party’s National Vice-Chairman, North-East, Salihu Mustapha, in a letter addressed to Adamu dated Sept. 13, said Bilal resigned his position after meeting and consulting with stakeholders across all levels of the party in the state.
He said upon his resignation, Samaila Tadawus (the deputy chairman) had assumed office as the acting chairman, pending ratification by the party’s State Working Committee, SWC.
In a separate statement, the State Publicity Secretary, Mohammed Abdullahi said the SWC had accepted Bilal’s resignation, adding that he resigned from the party on personal grounds.
He said Mr Bilal, however, remained a loyal, dedicated and committed stakeholder of the party and would take up a national assignment that would be in the best interest of the party and the state.
According to Mr Abdullahi, the SWC deliberated on the explanations offered by Bilal for his resignation.
“The SWC has substantially accepted his explanation which hinges on expediency of time and the need to meet deadlines.
“The SWC appreciated the various roles played by the former chairman and all the stakeholders in building and promoting the party in the state,’’ he said.
He stressed that the party would continue to treat Bilal as a major stakeholder and would nominate him for party assignments when the need arises.
The party’s Adamawa spokesperson said in spite of Bilal’s resignation, the APC in the state remained a united family.
He said the chapter was desirous of ensuring victory for all its candidates in the 2023 General Election under the leadership of the acting chairman, Tadawus.