The Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun state, Prince Adegboyega Famodun, has said allegations for the removal of the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adam Oshiomole, were selfish and baseless.
This, among other achievements of Oshiomole, he said were the reasons the party leadership in Osun opposed the attempt to remove the national chairman.
Speaking at a programme of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Correspondents’ Chapel in Osogbo, Osun state, tagged ‘News Point’ programme, Thursday evening, Famoodun said the resolve to save Oshiomole’s job was informed by past political experiences and the need to galvanise the party against major crisis.
According to him, failure of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to manage crisis of such has been the major reason the opposition party could not unite.
He explained that the failure of Oshiomole to deliver Zamfara state is not enough to warrant his removal considering his achievements in the past.
“We are all witnesses to what befell PDP. They have a retinue of chairmen. This one is not good, they removed him. That one is not good, they removed him. They also changed senate president for about four or six times.
“Those of them that are instrument to it in PDP, some of them are with us. They warn us from time to time that there are ways to correct chairman rather than removing him and put another person that can eventually be worse.
“If you look at the reason for the agitation of Oshiomole’s removal, it is because some people believe that if another person is there, they will have their way,’’ he said.
Speaking on the performance of his party in the state, Famodun said the administration of Governor Gboyega Oyetola is consolidating on the achievements of the last administration of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, especially in the area of infrastructure.
He stated that certain policies of the new government were tailored towards addressing the immediate needs of the people in the state, without compromising physical development.
The APC chairman, however, described the wave of defection that hit the party prior to 2018 gubernatorial election as a wrong political calculation.