IMMEDIATE past Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole , has denied plotting the removal of Chief John Oyegun as the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, (APC).
Comrade Oshiomhole was responding to accusations by a group, the All Progressive Congress Youth Vigilante (APCYV) that he was behind the move for the removal of Chief Oyegun.
The group’s Director Organisation/Strategy, Mr. Emmanuel Oronsaye, had in a press statement said Oshiomhole would fail in the quest to replace Chief Oyegun.
Oronsaye described Oshiomhole as one of the pretenders in the APC.
He noted that Chief Oyegun has demonstrated absolute understanding of local and national politics as well as piloted the scheme that obliterated the strong opposition foisted on the state due to harsh leadership quality of Oshiomhole as Governor of Edo State.
According to the Oronsaye, “Let us place it on record that the APC as a part is yet to arrive its ideologically wired end. It naturally has in its fold a lot of pretenders and Oshiomhole is one of them.
“We take absolute responsibility for our vigorous campaigns for President Buhari’s emergence as President. Considering the role we played to salvage the state for APC that was at the brink of loosing to the PDP, we are firmly in support of the leadership of Chief Oyegun.”
But Oshiomhole in a press statement issued by his media aide, Mr. Victor Oshioke, said the group exist only on paper and a busybody seeking undeserved attention.
He stated that he would not use underground methods to seek a position if he was interested in it.
According to the statement, “It is true that many observers and party faithfuls have voiced their preference for Comrade Adams Oshiomhole to lead the APC, but that does not mean that they are sponsored by him or got his approval.”
“The APC as a party has established rules of seeking a leadership position, and Comrade Adams Oshiomhole being a law abiding, loyal member of the party, will employ appropriate channels of engagement if he is interested in any position.
“It is time we ignore these mischief makers who are out to malign Comrade Adams Oshiomhole’s towering image. Comrade Oshiomhole is a respected leader in the APC family and we should not forget that as governor, he worked so hard that his efforts resulted in APC scoring 48% of the votes that brought President Buhari into office.
“His personal courage, commitment and dexterity made it possible for Edo to come out as the only state in the South South and South East geo political regions where APC scored above 25% in that election.
“He deserves to be respected by all true party members and this attempt to drag his name into an imaginary contest is nothing but panic attacks by some persons who are just scared that his name has become synonymous with achievements. It is an open secret that Comrade Oshiomhole possess a rare capacity to inject life and awaken creative energies in any milieu he finds himself. This uncommon attribute makes some people nervous.” – The Nation
– Nov 2, 2017 @ 18:12 GMT |