The All Progressives Congress (APC) North-east Zonal Youth Wing Abuja chapter has accused the party national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, of progressively undermining the unity and stability of the party.
The group alleged that Oshiomhole’s approach to the emergence of the leadership of the 9th Assembly was a clear invitation to anarchy, adding that this must be halted if the party to ensure it does not sink.
Speaking on specific terms, the group said the threat by Oshiomhole to sanction members of the National Assembly who opposed the party’s candidates for leadership positions was appalling.
A statement signed by the group’s secretary Abubakar Maigari, recounted the series of wrongful steps so far taken by the former governor of Edo state which its members say are detrimental to the stability and unity of the party.
“Several members of the ruling party have been lost to the opposition since Oshiomhole became APC National Chairman on June 23, 2018, yet the looming 9th National Assembly leadership election crisis may threaten the corporate existence of the ruling party.”
‘’Oshiomhole is now akin to a bull in china warehouse that has to be guided and shown out quickly, otherwise in less than a year from now, APC shall be confined to the dust bin of history”.
‘’Barely a month after Oshiomhole assume national chairmanship of APC, 15 senators and 37 House of Representatives members decamped mostly to the PDP on Tuesday July 24, 2018, just as the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker Yakubu Dogara followed suit later.”
‘’Oshiomhole may wish to say it was not his making, but politics is about making creative interventions by muddling through and not reaching out with unguided statements drawn from crass and ghetto mentality.”
‘’Apart from the lawmakers, Governors of Benue, Sokoto and Kwara states announced their defections also from the APC to PDP under his watch.”
‘’Through Oshiomhole’s pronouncements and actions, Zamfara and Imo governorship crisis were fomented. At the end of the day, APC lost governorship seats in Bauchi, Adamawa, Imo, Oyo, Benue, Sokoto and with court decisions, also in Zamfara and Osun states.”
‘’Senator Ndume and Senator Omo-Agege were separately suspended for 90 legislative days in the defence of APC and Buhari administration policy, yet Oshiomhole wants those who have been hand in gloves and partner with senate leadership to sabotaging Buhari’s government be rewarded.”