The Deputy National Chairman (North) of the All Progressives Party (APC) Senator Abubakar Kyari, has taken over the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling party.
The development confirms the widely reported resignation of the National Chairman Senator Abdullahi Adamu at the weekend.
Adamu was reported to have tendered his resignation with the National Secretary, Senator Iyiola Omisore.
Around 10:40 am on Monday, the Deputy National Chairman led a team of seven other members of the NWC to a meeting in his office.
The Nation also noted that the official car of the Deputy National Chairman was parked in the slot reserved for the National Chairman.
Around 11:20 am, the National Secretary, Senator Iyiola Omisore, arrived at the secretariat and joined others in the meeting.
Kyari came in with the Deputy National Chairman (South) Emma Enukwu; National Vice Chairman (North West) Salihu Lukman; National Vice Chairman (North East) Salihu Mustapha; National Vice Chairman (North Central) Muazu Bawa; National Vice Chairman(South West) Issacs Kekemeke; National Vice Chairman (South East) Ejoroma Arodiogu and the Deputy National Secretary, Barrister Festus Fuanter
Security around the national secretariat has been beefed up with those driving into Blantrye Street, where the party headquarters is situated subjected to checks while passers-by are also stopped for questioning.