Youths of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the North East, have accused the party’s national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and the national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu of attempting to destroy the ruling party with their open endorsement of candidates for leadership positions in the forthcoming 9th National Assembly.
The group, under the aegis of APC North East Youth Wing, likened the party under the leadership of Oshiohmole to a truck under the control of drunken driver cascading down the hill without brake.
In a statement read by the youths’ secretary, Abubakar Maigari, on Thursday at a press conference in Abuja, said the last straw that will break the ruling party’s camel back is Oshiohmole’s desperation to impose leaders on the 9th National Assembly.
Maigari said the threat by Oshiomhole and Tinubu, to send away members of the National Assembly who opposed the imposition agenda is appalling, and therefore called on members to save the party from imminent total collapse.
He noted that “the evil leadership of the duo of Tinubu and Oshiomhole has created unmanageable confusion and eventual loss of some states to opposition in the 2019 governorship elections”.
According to the youths, it is irreconcilable that the same Tinubu who orchestrated the removal of the APC leadership winning team led by Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and hoisted Oshiomhole on the party is Oshiohmole’s alter-ego and partner to destruction 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 assumed 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 crises 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.
“Political party democracy world over is about reward for hard work and loyalty to the party, but under Oshiomhole, the reverse has been the case.
“Take for instance, Senator Danjuma Goje single-handedly delivered governorship, three senatorial, six Reps and 19 out of 24 state House Assembly seats in Gombe State, Senator Ali Ndume was the APC Presidential Campaign Council, North East Zonal Director through whose effort President Buhari polled highest votes despite Atiku Abubakar’s candidacy.
“On February 14, 2018, Senator Abdullahi Adamu led nine other aggrieved senators to walk out of the senate plenary to protest against new sequence of 2019 elections which they held was targeted against President Buhari’s re-election bid.
“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.
“Oshiomhole has caused the suspension of some state governors without recourse to due process enshrined in the party’s constitution.
“We must all rise up in unison to deliver our party, APC which is now asphyxiating in the hands of Oshiomhole and his controller, Tinubu before it becomes lifeless”, the youths stated.
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