The youth arm of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Progressives Youth Movement has said the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole was more interested in fighting personal battle than work for the reelection bid of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The youths claimed that Oshiomhole was insincere about Buhari’s re-election. In a statement issued by its Chairman, Usa Abdullahi, and Secretary, Udo Akpandem yesterday, the youth stated that some of Oshiomhole’s actions undermined the electoral chances of Buhari.
The statement reads:
“We view with concern the threat by Comrade Oshiomhole to report political parties, other than the APC, who are adopting and campaigning for President Buhari ahead of the 2019 elections.
“We had expected the National Chairman to be happy that other political parties are adopting President Buhari and campaigning for his re-election.
“It is illogical that a party chairman would be unhappy that other parties are campaigning for his presidential candidate.
“With his present stance, Comrade Oshiomhole is demonstrating that fighting his personal war against some perceived adversaries is more important to him than the successful election of Buhari for a second term.
“We see a contrast in the stance of Comrade Oshiomhole and the posture of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which is encouraging members of other political parties through the platform of Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) to adopt and campaign for its presidential candidate.”
The group further called on the National Executive Committee, NEC, of the APC to caution the former Edo State Governor to order before the prosecution of his personal fights undermines the chances of the party in the 2019 elections.
“The national chairman has been allowed to run the party in his own fashion for too long without caution, and this is already affecting the perception of the party by well-meaning members of the public.
“We call on the NEC of the party to convene and call Oshiomhole to order before he does irreparable damage to the electoral fortunes of the party in 2019,” the statement added.