Four All Progressives Congress (APC) governors have reportedly taken steps to recruit ministers to join in their campaign to oust out the party’s national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. There are fears, however, that their crusade to project their protégé’s as candidates of the party in various positions for the 2019 elections could come to naught, as Oshiomhole is currently out of the country, Vanguard reports. Legit.ng notes that as national chairman, Oshiomhole is required to sign off on any substitution of candidates. The anti-Oshiomhole governors are said to be coming up with new points and evidence against the national chairman, which they would present to President Muhammadu Buhari.
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According to a top party official, the governors have resolved to pay Oshiomhole back in his own coin, as they feel they have been politically humiliated by him; and they have now started recruiting ministers against him. The official reportedly stated: “The anger among the governors is that Oshiomhole did virtually all the things he is now stopping the governors from doing. He imposed his successor in Edo on his people. “Till date, one cannot vie for any position in Edo state without the endorsement of Oshiomhole. So, why is he stopping the governors? “The governors are also angry at leader of the party in the south-west, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who is reportedly positioning himself for the presidency in 2023. We were told that while the chairman was being grilled by security operatives, the man flew in from Lagos to practically bail him out.”
On his part, however, the national chairman has launched a charm offensive; tendering apologies to some aspirants who were disqualified during the recent party primaries. In a letter dated October 30, 2018, which was addressed to some individual aspirants, Oshiomhole reportedly apologized for their disqualification, stating that it was the handiwork of fifth columnists. He reportedly stated: “Although you were cleared by the National Working Committee (NWC) appointed screening panel as a governorship aspirant to contest the direct primary election, your disqualification was erroneously announced by unknown source when voting was midway. “The incident at the governorship primary election and the subsequent embarrassing mischief directed at your esteemed person by the faceless individual in the name of the party is deeply regretted.” The APC national chairman is currently in the United States where he is allegedly strategising on how to take down his foes and retain his office ahead of the 2019 general elections.