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The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Adamu has said that he inherited legal debt with over N7.5 billion when he took over a chairman of the party.
Adamu said this at a news conference in Abuja on Thursday, saying that when he came in, things were disjointed and people do anything they liked until he had to put things in place.
According to him, “When we came here, we came to reorganize and reposition the party. You don’t see the party in a state of mess and just because you want to be decent because you don’t want to offend anybody, you allow the rot that you inherited to go on.
“We came and met the party where people were fixing all manner of things, the legal bill alone was over N7.5 billion. We came to find that here, everybody was like on his own. Everyone was just doing what they wanted to do, with no control, no system, no due process and just because you don’t want to be accused of anything, you just allow that kind of thing to go on.
“I am not that brand. My DNA has terrible allergies for that and I am sure most, if not all of my members in the NWC share in this.”
Adamu said he and his team found the necessity to reorganize the whole place and that only God knew the extent of appreciation of the public that they got.
He added that every situation of change has its victims and that that of the APC would not be an exception, saying he and his team did not do anything with any bias or prejudice.
“The main thing is the interest of the party, to reposition it in an election year. We will be abused, we will be falsely accused. Of course, we are humans, I am not saying we couldn’t have made one or two mistakes but the fact of the matter is that there is nothing we have done deliberately just to promote our own feathers,” he stated.
Adamu said recently, he tried to introduce table payment, saying that “we know we don’t have 200 people working here but if you go to the payroll, you have over 200 people. Who are they? How did they come on our payroll? What are they doing for us? What is the nature of their jobs? Where are their letters of appointment? What qualifications do they have?
“You don’t because you want to avoid negative press and then not do this. We did everything in good faith and I don’t have any qualms about it.”
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