The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, had tendered his resignation as Senator representing Nasarawa West Senatorial District.
His resignation letter was read alongside the Deputy National Chairman (North), Abubakar Kyari, representing Borno North District on Tuesday’s plenary.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, read the letters during the plenary. Senator Adamu’s letter reads, “It is with utmost respect and appreciation I inform you that consequent upon my victory as National Chairman at the just concluded convention of our great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), on the 26th of March, 2022, I hereby resign formally as the Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria representing Nasarawa West Senatorial District with effect from 1st April, 2022.
“I feel a sense of duty and obligation to convey through this letter my appreciation for the cooperation and guidance I received from you as Chairman of the National Assembly throughout my official and private association with you.
“As I leave the Senate, I cannot easily forget the change and style of leadership that you brought since becoming the Senate President of the Ninth Senate.
“Your ability to forge the deep-rooted bi-partisan approach to all issues you chaired deliberations speaks volumes of your chemistry as a leader.
“Since you assumed the Chairmanship of the National Assembly, you have worked so hard for the Assembly to be seen to work with the government and not against it.
“Indeed, you have proved that the three arms of government are indeed arms of the same national government.
“You have stirred the National Assembly to do the bidding of our great party without prejudice to the other parties irrespective of their representation.
“In so doing, you have been able not to only carry your colleagues at the leadership level of the Senate but endeavoured to be a family head in the real sense of the word to all members of the Ninth Senate.
“My resignation will leave me with full memories of the solidarity and camaraderie that you have been able to forge over the eleven years I’ve been in the Senate.
“To say I will miss you and my colleagues in the Ninth Senate will be an understatement, but I gain consolation in that my call to a higher pedestal of service will keep us all within reach of one another.
“Kindly convey my wishes to all my colleagues that they should kindly spare some time in joining hands with us at the headquarters of our great party, the APC, to do the needful in our efforts to deliver 2023 Presidential and General Elections to our party and its followers.
“I also request that you convey my gratitude to all our colleagues and chamber staff.”
Senator Abdullahi Adamu has served as the Chairman Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development until his election as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress. In contrast, Kyari, served as the Chairman of the Committee on Federal Capital Territory (FCT).