National Legal Adviser of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ahmed El-Marzuq, has resigned from his position in the ruling party’s National Working Committee.
El-Marzuq, believed to be an ally of the former National Chairman of APC, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, reportedly threw in the towel on Wednesday.
Sources at the national headquarters of the party in Abuja confirmed that the legal adviser has been under some form of pressure following the exit of Adamu.
The erstwhile national legal adviser was in the news three months ago when he recommended the expulsion of former National Vice Chairman for Northwest, Mallam Salihu Lukman, over his decision to take the party and his leadership to court.
El-Marzuq’s suggestion was contained in a leaked ‘legal opinion’ written to Adamu dated 28th April, 2023.
His resignation was the fourth after the exit of Adamu, Lukman and the immediate past National Secretary of the party, Senator Iyiola Omisore.
Efforts to get the reaction of the National Publicity Secretary of APC, Felix Morka, were unsuccessful.