The new national chairman of ruling All Progressives Congress, Abdullahi Adamu, has officially resigned from the Senate.
In a letter to the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, Adamu said his decision to resign was as a result of his election as the chairman of the APC.
Although the letter was read at the start of the plenary on Tuesday, Adamu, who represented Nasarawa West, said his resignation was to take effect from April 1.
“I am, with utmost respect and appreciation, informing you that consequent to my victory as National Chairman in the just concluded APC convention, I hereby formally resign as a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria representing Nasarawa West senatorial district with effect from April 1, 2022,” the letter read in part.
Adamu also applauded the Senate President for his style of leadership in the ninth Senate and for being “non-partisan.”
In the same vein, another senator, Abubakar Kyari, also turned in his resignation from the Senate.
Kyari, representing Borno North in the Senate, was elected Deputy National Chairman of the APC (North) in the national convention held in March.
His decision to resign was conveyed in a separate letter read out by Lawan.
Like Adamu, Kyari said his resignation was to enable him assume duty in his new position.
He thanked his constituents and the Senate for the opportunity to serve and also praised the Senate President for his leadership style.