Pandemonium as APC chair, Kyari hold two elective positions


There is confusion in the polity as two ranking lawmakers; Senator Abdullahi Adamu (APC, Nasarawa West) and Senator Abubakar Kyari (APC, Borno North) are occupying two elective positions following their emergence as national chairman and deputy national chairman (North) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), respectively.

Adamu, who has been representing Nasarawa West since 2011, emerged as the national chairman of the party on Saturday during the national convention.

Like Adamu, Kyari has been in the Senate since 2015 when he was first elected to represent Borno North Senatorial District. He emerged through consensus as the deputy national chairman (North) of the ruling party.

Since their emergence as key members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling party, tongues are wagging over their seats at the National Assembly.

It would be recalled that the Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni piloted the affairs of the party for 21 months as the head of its caretaker committee.

It is gathered that a senator’s seat will be declared vacant following death of the lawmaker, resignation, recall demand by constituents or court pronouncement ordering INEC to withdraw his or her certificate of return.

This is done through official communication from the Senate President to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).