Following the reported resignation of Senator Abdullahi Adamu as National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Abubakar Kyari has emerged as the acting National Chairman of the ruling party.
The emergence of Senator Kyari is in line with the party’s constitution, if a national chairman resigns, the deputy national chairman from the zone would take over in an acting capacity.
Kyari led some members of the National Working Committee (NWC) into a meeting currently taking place at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja amid tight security.
According to reports, those who came in with Kyari were: Deputy National Chairman (South), Emma Enukwu; National Vice Chairman (North-West), Salihu Lukman; National Vice Chairman (North-East), Salihu Mustapha; National Vice Chairman (North Central), Muazu Bawa; National Vice Chairman (South-West), Issacs Kekemeke; National Vice Chairman (South-East), Ejoroma Arodiogu and the Deputy National Secretary, Barr. Festus Fuanter.
Senator Abubakar Kyari Biography
Kyari, the son of the late Brigadier Abba Kyari, a former military administrator of North Central from 1967 to 1975, was born on 15 January 1960 in Borno State.
He obtained a bachelor’s degree in 1986 from the University of Tennessee Martin in the USA. Thereafter in 1989, he attended Webster University St. Louis Missouri, USA for his Masters in Business Administration.
Kyari was elected a member of the House of Representatives under the defunct United Nigeria Congress Party (UNCP) in 1998. Also, he was elected into the House of Representatives on the platform of the defunct All Peoples Party (APP) between 1999 and 2003.
From 2003 to 2005 and 2007 to 2011, he was Commissioner in Borno State. In 2015, he was elected Senator representing Borno North on the platform of the APC. He was re-elected in 2019 and served till his appointment as Deputy National Chairman in 2022.
Meanwhile, Kanyi Daily reported that the National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Iyiola Omisore was shut out of the emergency National Working Committee (NWC) meeting of the ruling party.