…By Gift BADEWO for TDPel Media.
APC National Chairman Informed of National Assembly Principal Officers
Sources have revealed that Adamu Abdullahi, the National Chairman of the APC, was informed about the plan to appoint Opeyemi Bamidele, David Umahi, Ali Ndume, and others as majority leaders of the National Assembly.
It was reported that both the Presidency and APC governors supported the selection of the principal officers announced on Monday.
Power Dynamics and Party Consensus
The appointment of principal officers in the National Assembly involves power dynamics and consensus-building within the APC party.
The involvement of the Presidency and APC governors signifies the significance of these appointments and the need for party unity.
Delayed Notification Causes Tension
Tension arose as Adamu Abdullahi, the APC National Chairman, criticized the Senate and House of Representatives’ presiding officers for announcing the names of principal officers without his clearance.
However, an investigation revealed that the Senate leadership had presented the list to Adamu on Sunday for his support during a meeting on his farm in Keffi, Nasarawa State.
Adamu’s delay in sending a notice to the National Assembly on the list created further tension.
Communication Breakdown and Disagreements
The delay in notifying the National Assembly about the list of principal officers led to suspicion and misunderstandings.
Senators and members of the House of Representatives waited for more than five hours on Monday for Adamu to sign and send the notification letter.
Adamu was reportedly upset that the Senate President and the Speaker of the House did not wait for his official letter on the lawmakers’ choices.
Support for the Harmonized List of Principal Officers
Sources revealed that the Presidency, APC governors, and party leaders actively participated in developing a “win-win” formula for the appointment of principal officers.
The National Assembly’s list of principal officers had the backing of the Presidency and the Progressives Governors Forum.
Despite some initial issues, such as Ali Ndume accepting the position of Senate Chief Whip, the APC caucuses in the National Assembly reached an agreement on the list.
Authority and Party Dynamics
As the APC National Chairman, Adamu does not have the power to overrule the decision made by the APC caucuses in the Senate and the House of Representatives.
The party’s constitution does not grant him the authority to challenge the appointments.
The support from the Presidency and other party leaders further strengthens the legitimacy of the chosen principal officers.
Overall, the appointment of principal officers in the National Assembly has sparked tension and disagreements within the APC.
The involvement of various stakeholders and the challenge posed by the APC National Chairman highlight the complex dynamics and power struggles within the party.
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