The newly elected national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Abdullahi Adamu, and his deputy (North), Senator Abubakar Kyari, have formally resigned their membership of the Senate.
Before their emergence as APC leaders, both Adamu and Kyari represented Nasarawa West and Borno North senatorial districts of Nasarawa and Borno States respectively.
Their resignations were stated in letters read on the floor of the red chamber by Senate President Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday.
In the letter, Adamu praised the charismatic leadership of the Senate President;
The letter read in part, “It is with utmost respect and appreciation I inform you that consequent upon my victory as National Chairman at the just concluded convention of our great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), on the 26th of March, 2022, I hereby resign formally as the Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria representing Nasarawa West Senatorial District with effect from 1st April, 2022.
“I feel a sense of duty and obligation to convey through this letter, my appreciation for the cooperation and guidance I received from you as Chairman of the National Assembly throughout my official and private association with you.
“As I leave the Senate, I cannot easily forget the change and style of leadership that you brought since becoming the Senate President of the Ninth Senate.
Until his resignation, Senator Abdullahi Adamu was a two-term governor of Nasarawa State and a third term Senator in the Senate.
With the exit of Senator Adamu, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is expected to conduct a by-election within a statutory period of three months for a replacement.