Oshiomhole Raises Alarm Over Plot To Remove Him As APC Chairman
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole says some leaders in the party are currently mobilising against his leadership.
Oshiomhole said the move can be attributed to his scorn for impunity and circumvention of due process.
Oshiomhole, who has been battling with protests by some states chapters and resignation by some members as a result of the primaries of the party, said the conservative have made the desired change in party administration impossible.
Oshiomhole in a statement on Sunday assured that the party under him was in safe hands.
He noted that the party has found itself in the strains that accompany the birth of a resuscitated governing party.
The statement signed by Oshiomhole’s Chief Press Secretary, Simon Ebegbulem stressed that while the party will not surrender it’s functions, which are constitutional, it will always be ready to moderate the divergent tendencies and mediate the disparate political camps in the interest of party cohesion.
Oshiomhole also responded to criticism by one of the presidential aspirants on the platform of the party, Mumakai Unagha, who said the APC could not win under his leadership, describing it as cooked narratives.
He said, “The crime committed by Oshiomhole’s leadership is its disdain for impunity and circumvention of due process perpetrated in some of the states at the pleasure of some influential stakeholders.
“These influential stakeholders, according to grapevine, have begun to mobilise to pass a no-confidence vote on the leadership of Oshiomhole, having failed to impose their preferred candidates on the party in the nomination process.”
He said history would justify his efforts and that posterity would vindicate him as he and other party leaders moved to achieve the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential election scheduled for February 16, 2019.
Oshiomhole’s fight back coincides with the intensification of efforts by governors to remove him from office.
It was gathered on Sunday night that 15 of 21 governors of the party, being coordinated by one of them from the South-west, are collecting signatures to force a National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting that would unseat the National Chairman.
The governors will likely meet in Abuja on Tuesday to finalise their objective.
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