By Sabiu Abdullahi
Former APC National Chairman and ex-governor of Nasarawa State, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, staunchly defended his preference for a northern presidential candidate, stating, “I am a northerner, and I would go for a northerner; and no apologies for that. I have never hidden this.”
When asked about his role in the party’s decision-making, Adamu emphasised the necessity of a comprehensive party process and dismissed claims of unilateral decision-making.
He expressed his pride in his northern roots and criticised the lack of similar pride in some other regions of the country. Reflecting on his tenure as the APC National Chairman, Adamu acknowledged his significant contributions to the party’s success.
He highlighted his role in supporting President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his admiration for Tinubu’s leadership. Despite his positive relationship with Tinubu, Adamu decided to step down from his position as APC National Chairman, citing the dynamic nature of politics and the need to adapt to changing circumstances.
Adamu’s remarks shed light on the complexities of party politics and regional affiliations within the APC.
As the political landscape continues to evolve, Adamu’s insights provide a glimpse into the challenges and convictions that shape the decisions of prominent political figures in Nigeria.