Oshiomhole alleges gang up against him
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Adams Oshiomhole has alleged gang up by some unnamed elements in the party to pass a vote of no confidence in him.
The ex-Governor of Edo state made the statement through his Chief Press Secretary, Simon Ebegbulem.
Mr. Oshiomhole assured party faithful that the APC was in safe hands under his leadership as the party marches sure-footed, to victory in the 2019 general election.
The statement was against the background of recent mutterings among party leaders which at one time saw state party chairmen from several states mobilizing to pass a vote of no-confidence on the party chairman.
Besides the state chairmen and state governors, who also had issues to square up with Oshiomhole, Vanguard learned of mutterings from within the Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee, NWC, with members accusing the national chairman of treating them as errand boys and summoning them to statutory meetings of the party in his private office.
Comrade Oshiomhole’s retort yesterday was upon claims by one of the party’s presidential aspirants, Alhaji Mumakai Unagha, who had in an interview with Saturday Vanguard, affirmed that the party would find it difficult to win the forthcoming general election with Oshiomhole as national chairman.
“I am worried if the party can still win in the midst of the problems we have under Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. He has to resign for the party to clinch victory in the forthcoming election,” the Delta State-born Alhaji Unagha who had sought the presidential ticket of the party, had said in the interview.
Responding yesterday, Oshiomhole said: “The totality of Unagha’s claims, without necessarily addressing them one after the other, tallies with cooked-up narratives being sponsored by some influential stakeholders in their respective states that Comrade Oshiomhole is responsible for all the problems in the APC at the moment.