A group within the All Progressives Congress (APC), APC Muslim Integrity Forum (APCMIF), has condemned the endorsement of former governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Adamu, as the next national chairman of the ruling party.
There is speculation that Adamu has secured President Buhari’s endorsement ahead of the APC national convention that has generated reactions in many quarters.
Speaking to journalists in Abuja , the forum’s national coordinator, Abubakar Yusuf urged President Muhammadu Buhari and other party leaders to critically examine the person of Adamu very well.
He urged them to check is past records , his integrity age and physical fitness and his role as the mastermind of former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s third agenda.
According to Yusuf, APC as a party whose ideology is based on anti-corruption, integrity and good governance, should not present Adamu as the party’s national chairman, saying that it will be used against it during the 2003 campaigns.
He said “They will laugh at us and rubbish the integrity of our party.”
The is of the opinion that a man (Senator Abdullahi Adamu) who does not believe in democratic principles wouldn’t be a good party administrator.
It called on President Muhammadu Buhari and all leaders of the party to withdraw the reported endorsement of Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, considering what it called “his badly damaged records”,
The group stressed that Adamu is not the only Muslim chairmanship aspirant from the North-Central and appealed to the party leaders to consider other aspirants like Sen. Umar Tanko Al-Makura, Sen. Sani Musa, Saliu Mustapha, among others.
According to the group, Adamu lacks the physical energy and charisma to move around the country and seat for long hours as it is required of a National Chairman of a ruling party.