Primaries: APC Chieftains Rally Support For Oshiomhole
The embattled National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, is a man whose job is on the line.
The fallout of the party's primaries is about to consume him barring any intervention.
Respite however seems to have come the way of Oshiomhole as his supporters have started mobilising support for him in case those seeking his removal make good their threat to move against him this week.
It was gathered in Abuja, on Saturday, that lawmakers especially senators, who were favoured by Oshiomhole’s intervention during the recently concluded party primaries, had started reaching out to one another with a view to mobilising support for him.
The senators said since those who were moving against the national chairman were doing so discretely, it would also be proper for the pro-Oshiomhole’s lawmakers to employ the same method.
However, the Deputy Senate Majority Whip, Sen. Francis Alimikhena, is not favourably disposed to being discrete about the matter as he has threatened to mobilise party members across board to resist any attempt to remove the APC National Chairman by every legally-available means.
The media aide to the Senator, Benjamin Atu, quoted his principal as saying, “Those clamouring for Oshiomhole’s removal are the vocal minority who do not wish the party well but who want to destroy APC because of their personal parochial interest.”
Alimikhena, who represents Edo North in the upper legislative chamber, also cautioned those instigating crisis within the party to allow Oshiomhole to conclude the assignment of repositioning the party for the overall good of Nigerians rather joining members of the opposition in their desperate attempt to pull down the APC.
He said, “Oshiomhole still enjoys the support of the President, members of the National Assembly and various states party chairmen are standing with him.
“We cannot trade away the national chairman who has recently led the party to victory in the governorship elections held in some states of the federation.
“The opposition knows how valuable he is to the APC and they will stop at nothing to try to cause confusion.”Please share this story with your family and friends