Aggrieved APC NEC members insist on Oshiomhole’s resignation
The last may not be heard yet on the call for the resignation of the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
Barely three hours after the party held its National Executive Committee (NEC), about 50 members of the NEC vowed they would not back down in the agitation to relieve Oshiomhole of his duties.
Spokesperson of the group, Mr. Lawal Liman who briefed reporters claimed that Oshiomhole singlehandedly barred them from moving the motion for his removal during the NEC presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Liman who is the chairman of the Zamfara State chapter of the party said it was unfortunate that Oshiomhole ignored the admonition by President Buhari who insisted that the party organs, at the state, local council and ward levels, must be strengthened and accorded due respect with regards to the powers and responsibilities conferred on them by the Constitution of the Party.
The group claimed that the tenets of internal democratic practices have taken a downturn, principally due to dictatorial and despotic tendencies of Oshiomhole, who has usurped the powers of the NEC of the party.
The group noted: “Most unfortunately, the facade conducted by the National Chairman, today (yesterday) as a National Executive Committee meeting, leaves much to be desired. He completely ignored Mr. President advice and rather defied all known rules for meetings by precluding contributions from members and ending the meeting abruptly, without achieving anything. This is most unfortunate and undesirable.
“Arising from the foregoing and having regards to the huge responsibilities bestowed on us as officers of the party and in the overriding interest of our members, we are left with no option but to demand that Comrade Adams Oshiomhole resign his position as National Chairman to stem the slide and provide an enabling environment for genuine healing, reconciliation and the practice of true democracy within the party across the country.”
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