The chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa State, Ibrahim Bilal, has formally resigned his position.
This was just as the Adamawa APC appointed Samaila Tadawus as the acting state chairman of the party.
Bilal’s resignation was made known via a letter dated September 13 and addressed to the APC National Chairman, Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, through the office of the party’s National Vice-Chairman North-East.
The letter read: “I write to inform you that I am resigning from my elected position as the Adamawa chairman of our great party (APC) immediately.
“While the constitution of APC requires me to occupy the office until 2026, I will be grateful if I could cease from functioning as the state chairman immediately.
“I sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this sudden news may cause,” he stated.
He further expressed gratitude to the party’s leadership for the opportunity given to him to serve in the state and particularly thanked its national chairman for recognising him.
Bilal assured of his unalloyed loyalty and commitment to the ideals of the party, adding that he would do everything legally possible to advance its course.
Also, the party’s National Vice-Chairman, North-East, Salihu Mustapha, in a letter addressed to Adamu and dated September 13, said Bilal resigned his position after meeting and consulting with stakeholders across all levels of the party in the state.
He said upon his resignation, Tadawus, the deputy chairman, had assumed office as the acting chairman, pending ratification by the party’s State Working Committee (SWC).
In a separate statement, the State Publicity Secretary, Mohammed Abdullahi, said the SWC has accepted Bilal’s resignation, adding that he resigned from the party on personal grounds.
He said Bilal, however, remained a loyal, dedicated, and committed stakeholder of the party and would take up a national assignment that would be in the best interest of the party and the state.
Abdullahi noted that the SWC deliberated on the explanations offered by Bilal for his resignation.
He stressed that the party would continue to treat Bilal as a major stakeholder and would nominate him for party assignments when the need arises.