News Investigators/ The newly elected Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Adamu alongside members of the National Working Committee (NWC), Wednesday formally resumed work at the party national secretariat.
Mr Adamu and the NWC members who were elected at the March 26 national convention of the party held in Abuja took over office from Governor Mai Mala Buni led Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC).
The former Nasarawa governor who until his election represented Nasarawa West in the Senate, assured that the new leadership would work with the Federal Government to address the country’s challenges.
Speaking on Monday’s terrorists attack on the Abuja-Kaduna train service, Adamu said government was paying attention to security challenges of the nation.
“As a party, we condole with families that lost their loved ones in that attack even as there is no official pronouncement on the number of the dead.
“We will not stop there; we will support the Federal Government to see how we can end acts of terrorism in the country; we are not going to rest until the situation is arrested.
“We will stand with government and we will support it.
“We have to face the situation with more hands on deck; we will support the government in any way we can; this will not be left to the military entirely,’’ he assured.
Mr Adamu added that while those perpetrating acts of terrorism in the country were working with the devil, “we will continue to work with God to arrest the situation.’’
He expressed appreciation of the country’s military for its efforts so far at fighting acts of terrorism.
NAN reports that Adamu emerged as APC National Chairman at the party’s March 26 national convention through a consensus arrangement after six other aspirants stepped down for him.
Those who stepped down for Adamu were Malam Saliu Mustapha, Sen. George Akume, the Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, and Sen. Sani Musa.
Others were Sen. Tanko Al-Makura, another former governor of Adamu’s Nasarawa home state, former Gov. Abudulaziz Yari of Zamfara and Etsu Muhammed.
This followed an earlier request by President Muhammad Buhari that a consensus candidate should be picked to ensure a peaceful and rancour-free national convention.
At the handing over ceremony was Nasarawa State governor, Abudullahi Sule of Nasarawa State, Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe and some critical stakeholders.
Mr Buni, while handing over the party’s affairs to Adamu through a symbolic handover of its flag, said the task ahead was enormous, especially with the approach of the 2023 general elections.