The National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole removal has been endorsed by President Muhammadu Buhari, the moves is aimed at tackling the lingering crisis in the ruling party.
According to a source which told THEWILL, the National Chairman’s continuity in office was argued by some APC State Governors and some stakeholders of the Party in a meeting with the President, they were able to persuade the President who have his blessings.
According to THEWILL, the source requested to be kept anonymous, the source furthermore said, the removal process of the National Chairman has kick off, adding that he’ll be forced out “using the machinery of state” if their proposal of retirement is turned down.
“Oshiomhole has been told that the President wants him to leave the post but he is going round grandstanding, lobbying people close to the president and even using members of his family to beg with the hope that the president can be convinced to change his mind. He’s done. His time is up,” the source said.
However, it was also revealed by the source that the Buhari has been a staunch supporter of Oshiomhole, until recently.
Oshiomhole has been having issues with key stakeholders of the Party and didn’t listen to Buhari who advised him to resolve the lingering crisis within the Party.
Some Party critics at of the opinion he’s too high-handed, proud and lacks tye capacity to manage a political party as diverse as the APC.
on Tuesday, the crisis in the party took a new turn when a meeting of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC was obstructed by shouting and quarrels over the announcement of Arch. Waziri Bulama as the new National Secretary by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.
Comrade Salihu Mustapha, the National Vice Chairman North East where the office of the National Secretary was zoned to, advised Oshiomhole of high-handedness and not following the party’s Constitution on the matter.
Mustapha who stormed out of the meeting told reporters that Oshiomhole wasn’t qualified to preside over the NWC meeting because his suspension by his home state, Edo State party chapter has been approved by a court.
This is due to a bitter political fight with Governor Godwin Obaseki and the state Executives of the party.
As Compiled By Jaja Otokini
And Edited By Knight Fredel
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