2019: APC Senators Are 'Indifferent' About Oshiomhole’s removal
Unlike some All Progressives Congress (APC) governors plotting the removal of the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, the Senators are seemingly not interested in this move.
The governors concocting this scheme are aggrieved because Oshiomhole failed to issue tickets to them or their preferred candidates for certain elective positions.
The governors are: Rochas Okoroacha (Imo), Abdul’Aziz Yari (Zamfara), Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun), Rotimi Akeredolu and others.
Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu (APC Imo) told Bounce News on Monday that any move of such is “already a failed plan”.
He said: “There is no reason for anybody to want to remove the National Chairman just because, most of the governors those who want to remove him have issues in their states. The issues could mean that they are not candidates or the people rejected them and they want the National Chairman to summarily give tickets to their candidates.
“You can see that people like Amosun, Rochas Okoroacha, who want the sitting house of representative members and senators not be given tickets except his own anointed people which is undemocratic and unacceptable to Imo citizens.
“He wants his Son-In-law to succeed him which is completely unacceptable. We support the national chairman. Majority of Senators, APC members and the National Working Committee, are not supporting this evil plan.”
The Imo North Senator faulted these governors over the case of his counterparts who were ‘deceived’ in remaining in the party but denied return tickets.
Senators like: Shehu Sani (Kaduna), Lanre Tejuosho (Ogun), Abdullahi Mustapha (Niger).
According to the Imo North Senator, his counterparts who could not get their tickets was due to their governors’ influence but in his state,
He said: “It is also the fault of the governors like in Ogun state, it was the governor who insisted that he must get the ticket of the party. You go to Imo, he said he must take the senatorial seat and actually went to court to get what I call a bogus injunction to order the ticket for himself at the same time he wants to take the governorship.
“That is the problem. In Kaduna state, the party was willing to give Senator Shehu Sani the ticket but of course the governor there resisted and did all sort of things.”
He was however grateful to God that in his own case, “the party realized the futility of the governor taking our tickets.”