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Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole speaks during the party caucus emergency meeting on the postponed general elections in Abuja, on February 18, 2019. – National party leaders including candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo attended an emergency national caucus meeting of the party to discuss the way out following Saturday’s postponement of the general elections. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

The crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) deepened yesterday as a section of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) demanded the resignation of National Chairman Adams Oshiomhole.
Deputy National Chairman (North) Lawal Shuaibu, apparently speaking on behalf of some of his colleagues, blamed Oshiomhole’s style of leadership for recent setbacks in the party’s fortunes.
“In advanced democracies, people who fail to add value or build, over and above what they met on assumption of duty, show some civilised examples; they honourably bow out,” Shuaibu said.

In a letter, “APC: It’s Fortunes vs. Misfortunes, Time to Act!’ dated May 27, 2019 and addressed to Oshiomhole, he accused the national chairman of taking unilateral decisions without inputs by the NWC.
He maintained that Oshiomhole’s highhandedness, besides depleting the ranks of the party, also led to the recent Supremes Court’s verdict, which upturned the party’s electoral victory in Zamfara State.
Efforts to get Oshiomhole’s reactions as at 6:15 p.m. were unsuccessful. His chief press secretary, Simeon Ebegbulem, however promised that his principal would respond to the issues raised by Shuaibu in due course.

When contacted also, the party’s National Vice Chairman (South-South) Prince Hilliard Eta declined to comment, saying: “I have heard there is a letter. Let me read it first.”
Recalling the role he (Shuaibu) played in the formation of the APC, the deputy national chairman said it was unfortunate that Oshiomhole singlehandedly damaged the solid groundwork through inaction and poor judgment.

He asked Oshiomhole to step aside, to remedy the situation at the National Assembly where, according to him, APC members are now at the mercy of PDP colleagues in the battle to win the leadership of the legislative chambers.


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