The National Vice Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) North-west, Salihu Lukman has called for an emergency national convention.
Bellnewsonline.com learnt that Lukman made the call in a statement released on Friday calling for the resignation of the National Chairman of the party, Abdullahi Adamu and National Secretary, Iyiola Omisore.
Following the emergence of Tinubu as President-Elect, Lukman expressed the importance of the new National Chairman of the party to be a Christian.
He also emphasised that the National Chairman could be retained in North-Central.
According to Lukman, Adamu has done an excellent job to see the party victorious in the 2023 election despite the challenges in place.
He added that it would be difficult to convince Adamu to resign as National Chairman to allow a Christian takeover.
Lukman said, “For that to happen, it may require an Emergency National Convention because if the hierarchy of the current leadership is to be followed, the successor to Sen. Adamu will be Sen. Abubakar Kyari who is a Muslim from the North-East.”
He noted that apart from asking Adamu to step aside, there is a need to also recognise the case of the National Secretary of the party, saying he has become a source of stronger dispute in Osun State.
Lukman claimed that Omisore has been a dividing factor in Osun State rather than serving as a unifying factor in the party.
He said the issue might have seen the party defeated in the 2022 governorship election to a political mediocre whose only qualification in politics may appear to be a comic dancing skill.
Lukman said to save Osun State and bring it back to its old standard of national political reckoning, Omisore would need to resign as National Secretary of APC, and have a new unifying National Secretary elected.
He pointed out that beyond Omisore, any member of the National Working Committee of the party who is not a unifying leader in his/her state should be changed.