National chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Abdullahi Adamu, has chased away accredited journalists covering the party activities at its national secretariat in Abuja.
One of the security operatives at the secretariat, who passed the information to journalists and asked them to leave the party’s secretariat premises, said they were acting on the instruction of the national chairman.
He said Adamu told them to send journalists out of the secretariat on the ground that he was returning to the building to hold a meeting and the place was too crowded.
This is coming barely an hour after the party’s national working committee (NWC) distanced itself from Adamu on his endorsement of Senate President Ahmad Lawan as the party’s consensus presidential candidate.
Adamu was said to have announced Lawan as consensus candidate at a meeting of NWC in Abuja on Monday.
He told the NWC members that he arrived at the choice of Lawan after consultation with President Muhammadu Buhari.
News Direct reports President Buhari has, however, denied endorsing any aspirant, saying that there won’t be imposition of candidate.
The NWC members led by APC national organising secretary, Suleiman Argungu, told journalists that the NWC stands by the position taken by northern governors that the South should be allowed to produce the next president of Nigeria.
Argungu said the NWC members are with the northern governors on power shift to the South.
He added Adamu’s position was contrary to the party’s stance, which is power shift to the South.