Oshiomhole Cries Out: APC Stakeholders Planning to Pass No-Confidence Vote on Me
APC Stakeholders Planning to Pass No-Confidence Vote on Me: Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has raised an alarm over plans to impose a no-confidence vote on him. The APC national chairman gave the hint in a statement sent to journalists. The former Edo state governor says party supremacy is sacrosanct as he presides over the ruling party.
Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has raised an alarm over plans to impose a no-confidence vote on him by some influential stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Oshiomhole raised the alarm via a statement sent to journalists by his chief press secretary, Simon Ebegbulem, on Sunday, October 21.
The former governor of Edo state who stated that the party is in safe hands under his watch, noted that some members of the party “who cherished and supported the status quo,” before he assumed the leadership of the party, “would cave in easily under the magnitude of the current political revival that he spearheads.”
According to the statement, “while the progressives are enamored of change, the conservatives find it difficult to embrace it. That is the current reality in the deliberate effort to rebrand the APC.”
The statement further noted that what is being witnessed in the APC tat the moment is “Comrade Oshiomhole’s adroit management of the strains and pains that accompany the birth of a resuscitated governing party.”
The statement also alleged that, “some stakeholders have thrown selfish political agendas into the mix to threaten the building of institutional capacity for the APC,” adding that there are “cooked-up narratives being sponsored by some influential stakeholders in their respective states that Comrade Oshiomhole is responsible for all the problems in the APC at the moment.”
“These influential stakeholders, according to grapevine, have begun to mobilise to pass a no-confidence vote in the leadership of Oshiomhole, having failed to impose their preferred candidates on the party in the nomination process.
“Rather than resort to needless perfidy at the threshold of a general election, we call on them to imbibe the spirit of sportsmanship, bolstered by the fact that the Oshiomhole leadership is propelled more by its interest in propriety in which victory for the party could be grounded.
“The crime committed by Comrade Oshhiomhole’s leadership is its disdain for impunity and circumvention of due process perpetrated in some of the states at the pleasure of some influential stakeholders,” the statement noted.
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Recent media reports had indicated that some members of President Muhammadu Buhari’s kitchen cabinet and a host of governors are plotting against Oshiomhole.
Disturbed by their inability to have their way in the recent party primaries, 15 APC governors, along side their allies in the presidency are reportedly plotting Oshiomhole’s ouster as soon as possible and replaced with someone more amenable to their demands and interests.
According to the report, their disaffection with the former Edo state governor stems from their inability to impose their candidates on the party to fly its flag in various elective positions.