Ahead of the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) scheduled to hold in Abuja on Thursday, President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday night met with the national caucus of the party behind closed doors at the Old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa.
Though the agenda of the meeting was not made public and newsmen were barred from it’s coverage, there were indications that it may not be unconnected with the politics of leadership succession in the party.
Recall that the National Chairman and Secretary of the party, Senator Abdullahi Adamu and Senator Iyiola Omisore respectively recently resigned their appointments.
Since their resignations, there have been subtle political moves on who would succeed them.
While the President was allegedly pushing for the former Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje as Adamu’s replacement, other stakeholders were said to be routing for the emergence of the ex-Nasarawa State governor, Senator Tanko Almakura, as his successor.
A source disclosed that the issue of who emerged the national chairman and secretary of the party would be thrashed out at the meeting amongst other controversial issues.
Expected to be at the meeting were all serving governors on the platform of the party, all past national executive members, former president, Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the National Assembly.