The All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed claims of internal discord in the wake of the resignation of its National Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu.
In a statement released on Saturday, APC’s National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka, described the party as “one strong, dynamic, resilient and progressive Party”.
He said the recent resignations of Adamu and the National Secretary demonstrated the party’s “high level of institutional maturity and quality of its leadership.”
Morka labelled the rumours of turmoil within the party as “purely speculative,” emphasizing that all parts of the party’s leadership are “united in the quest for a more progressive Party.”
He added that official statements regarding succession for vacant offices or other subjects would be communicated through the proper channels of the National Working Committee (NWC).
Wrapping up his statement, Morka reiterated the APC’s commitment to the “Renewed Hope Agenda” of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration, aimed at enhancing the quality of life for all Nigerians.
The statement reads, “Recent events in the All Progressives Congress (APC), notably, the resignation of the National Chairman and National Secretary has led some to suggest that the Party is in some kind of crisis. Incipient conversations and rumours regarding their possible successors have equally fueled false narratives of deepening crisis in the Party.
“Quite to the contrary, there is no crisis in the Party. APC stands as one strong, dynamic, resilient and progressive Party. The resignations under reference only show the high level of institutional maturity and quality of its leadership that places the best interest of the Party first and above personal egos and ambitions. The rapid and seamless succession, in acting capacities, to both offices exemplifies the cogency of its constitutional processes.
“Trending reports in sections of the media suggesting disharmony among members of National Working Committee (NWC) or between the NWC and other critical sections of the Party’s leadership around possible successor to the office of National Chairman are purely speculative. All sections of the Party’s college of leadership stand united in the quest for a more progressive Party.
“While individual Party leaders and members retain their right to express their personal thoughts and opinions, they do not represent the official position of the NWC or the Party. The official position of the NWC on the subject of succession to any vacant offices of the NWC or any other subject will be communicated via the official channels of the NWC.
“Change in the life of any individual or institution is constant and inevitable. As Africa’s largest political Party, our demonstrated capacity to adapt to change and emergent realities always stands out and sets us beyond the wishes of doomsayers. We remain committed to the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Administration towards uplifting the quality of life of all Nigerians.”