APC Crises: Giadom Accused Of Being Wike’s Stooge …Oshiomhole Hopes On Appeal Court, Told To Resign, Tinubu Reacts
As the crises in the All Progressives Congress worsens with the party divided along several tendencies, former National Publicity Secretary of the defunct New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has told the embattled National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, to apologise to party men and Nigerians for the alleged shame and embarrassment suffered by the party over what he termed Oshiomhole’s untoward style of leadership that has caused the party to lose some key states formerly under the firm grips and control of the APC.
state governors and ministers are divided over the National Executive Committee meeting summoned by chief Victor Giadom who with the suspension of Adam Oshiomole as national chairman and the absence of a deputy chairman becomes the highest party official.
Giadom has also been accused of working for the interest of the Peoples Democratic Party and as a Rivers indigene, working for the Rivers state governor.
National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has weighed-in on the crisis rocking the party, describing it as ‘old Ambition-virus 2023;’ a sickness which he says affects the Nigerian political class along with their allies in the media.
Defending the embattled National Chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, Tinubu noted that it would be uncharitable to remove the Chairman who had been a tireless campaigner and mobilizer for the party, adding that those working against the paty chair were undermining President Muhammadu Buhari.
He recalled that Oshiomhole had steered the party through difficult elections. He reminded members of the party that Oshiomhole’s “Contributions should not be undervalued now that the bulk of elections are behind us. To do so would be an act of ingratitude.”
Explaining his understanding of the anti-Oshiomhole campaigners, Tinubu identified them as those who “perceive the chairman as an obstacle to their 2023 ambitions.”
He hinted that these might be ‘powerful individuals.’
He said, “People went to court knowing full well the party constitution prohibits such action because these people had not yet exhausted all internal disciplinary procedures. We even had a national deputy secretary improperly call for a NEC meeting on the basis that he believed himself the acting national chairman. Clearly, this man would not have summoned the temerity to make such a move had he not been instigated by powerful individuals who he thought would reward or, at least, protect him for committing the wrongful act.”
Continuing his parody of the APC crisis as a debilitating disease, Tinubu concluded that President Muhammadu Buhari would be at the receiving end.