By Ezeocha Nzeh
The leadership of ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday beefed up its security apparatus, following another protest demand for the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole to go at the secretariat.
After last Mondays protest by a group of APC Young Stakeholders Forum, another anti-Oshiomhole protesters on Tuesday stormed the party headquarters in Abuja to protest and demand the removal of the party’s National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. The group protested amidst tight security at the party Secretariat
The protesters regreted that Oshiomhole made the party to lose its Bayelsa State governorship victory in the Supreme Court last week, describing his chairmanship of the party as a curse.
According to them, the decisions of Oshiomhole on the FCT APC made President Muhammadu Buhari to lose the election in the FCT.
Speaking to the media, the leader of the group, Yinusa Ahmadu Yusuf, said “A year ago, l led a protest to this particular gate that led to barricade of this gate. The purpose was to tell the whole world the ways and manner Oshiomhole has been conducting the activities in the APC. This is just the beginning of it but we are capitalising on what we have said about a year ago.
“Before the election, Oshiomhole had gone to all states and interfered with state party’s affairs including the FCT. Oshiomhole, because of his activities and interference with the FCT party’s affairs, that was the reason why President Muhammadu Buhari lost election in FCT.
“Under his leadership, he has disunited and disorganised the party. He is responsible for so many irregularities that have been going on in the APC that so many of us are aggrieved and to an extent before election we even left the party and lost its structure. I am a good example of somebody who is a party faithful but before election, we were forced out due to his (Oshiomhole) impunity. We changed our party and worked for another party because we were politically rendered irrelevant.
“Today Nigerians particularly stakeholders are calling that Oshiomhole who was bestowed with the leadership of this party has now presented himself as an agent of destruction and therefore we will no longer tolerate it.
Oshiomhole through his body language and behavior has showed immaturity and inability to lead, therefore he deserves not to be our leader from now henceforth.
“We are making it very clear to the Caucus and stakeholders of our party that failure to sack Oshiomhole, we will leave the party for them. Oshiomhole must go because he has proven to be incompetent and lack ability to manage stakeholders. He has proven to lack ability to bring peace and harmony to the party. He has proven to always interfere with state party’s affairs and showed that he has zero tolerance for accountability. Therefore, we are now saying that the President must ask Oshiomhole to either resign or he is removed.
However, before the arrival of the protesters, security had already been beefed up at the entrance of the party.
A Toyota Hilux pick-up of Police men was brought to the National Secretariat to assist the resident police security men at the party to maintain peace and other.
Also another Department of State Service (DSS) Nissan Hilux Pick-Up was packed closed to the entrance gate.