The recently elected national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Abdullahi Adamu and the party deputy national chairman (North), Sen. Abubakar Kyari have resigned from the Senate in order to concentrate on their work in the party.
The two senators made their intention known through separate letters to Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, which were read on the floor of the upper chamber on Tuesday.
In the letter, Adamu said, “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 APC, on March 26, I hereby formally resign as a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria representing Nasarawa West Senatorial District with effect from April 1.”
Adamu a former governor of Nasarawa State, thanked the Senate President and the entire members of the Senate for the cooperation he enjoyed while with them.
To the senate president he said, “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 9th Senate. Your ability to forge the deep-rooted, bipartisan approach on all issues over which you chaired deliberations, speaks volumes of your chemistry as a leader.”
He noted that the senate president since his assumption of leadership has worked hard to ensure that the senate is not in opposition to the executive arm of government.
“Indeed, you have strongly proved that the three arms of government are truly arms of the same national government.
“You have steered the national assembly to do the bidding of our great party without prejudice to the other parties irrespective of the size of their representation,” Adamu added.
On his part, Sen. Kayri representing Borno North Senatorial District said his resignation from the Senate, was due to his election as the APC deputy national chairman (North).
He wrote, “I’m writing formally to inform you of my resignation from the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as Senator representing Borno North Senatorial District.
“This is as a result of my victory at the convention of our party, the APC on March 26 where I emerged as Deputy National Chairman, North.
“I’m humbled by the fact that my constituents have repeatedly reposed their trust in me to be their voice; to advocate for their economic, social and political rights.
“I will never forget my distinguished colleagues and staff of the Senate committees, chamber and the national assembly I have met; the relationships I build and development over the seven years of my stay as a senator,” Kyari stated.
He thanked the Senate leadership for giving him the opportunity to serve as chairman Senate Committee on FCT.