APC crisis: Governors ask Oshiomhole to resign

.Say he can’t bequeath any legacy to party

Given the crisis of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, the governors on the platform of the party have asked the National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, to resign his position.
According to the statement from the Secretariat of the Progressives Governors Forum, the APC National chairman cannot bequeath any legacy to the party.
The statement, which was signed by the Director General of the Progressive Governors’ Forum, Salihu Moh’ Lukuman, also chided the national chairman for the disqualification of the APC Deputy Governorship candidate in Bayelsa State,
Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieny, by an Abuja Federal High Court.

The governors opinionated that the inability of the Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee to call a National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party since last year had led to the unresolved crisis in the party.

Calling for the resignation of Oshiomhole, the governors stated: “In the current circumstance, nothing short of a NEC or National Caucus meeting of the party can resolve all our increasing organisational challenges as a party.
“It is either Comrade Oshiomhole respects the provision of party constitution and convene superior organ meeting to deliberate on all our challenges, or he should just accept his inability to manage the party and simply resign.”
The governors berated the APC national chairman for the crisis in Edo State that has led to the suspension of the Oshiomhole by the state party.
The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, and the APC national chairman have been at loggerheads since June this year.
On the suspension on the APC national chairman, the governors said: “Information coming from Edo State indicates that members of the State Executive Council of APC have passed vote of no confidence on Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the national chairman of our party, APC. In so many respects, it could be argued, it is a natural outcome of unfolding power play between Comrade Oshiomhole and Governor Godwin Obaseki since June 2019 with the contentious inauguration of the Edo State House of Assembly. Possible retaliatory response from both Comrade Oshiomhole and groups such as Edo Peoples Movement who are loyal to Comrade Oshiomhole should be expected. In other words, there could be counter pronouncement suspending Governor Obaseki.
“Side by side with the news of the vote of no confidence was also the discomforting report of the Federal High Court judgement in Abuja disqualifying Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo as our Deputy Governorship candidate for the November 16, 2019 Bayelsa election. While expecting that every necessary step will be taken to vacate the judgement, it is very depressing for every committed party member to be subjected to such ignominious reality, which only reminds us of our reckless conducts in states like Zamfara, Rivers, Bauchi and Adamawa, which chiefly gave away electoral victories to PDP.
“Instead of focusing on working to win elections, we are busy undermining ourselves. All these are ominous signs that we are about to re-enact the Zamfara, Rivers, Bauchi and Adamawa experiences in Bayelsa. It is Bayelsa today, Anambra, Edo and Ondo are being setup for similar experiences. Somehow, unfortunately, the National Executive Council (NEC) of the party, which is the organ vested with the statutory responsibility of responding to all these challenges appear to be suspended. The last time it met was August 2018. In its place, the National Working Committee (NWC), which is an administrative organ with the responsibility of implementing decisions of NEC and other higher organs seem to have usurped the powers of NEC.”
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