An All Progressives Congress (APC) group, under the auspicious of “Oshiomhole must go” has described the party’s National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole as the real virus that is currently inflicting and responsible for the crisis rocking the party, rather than 2023 virus as claimed by the party’s leader, Boland Tinubu
APC National leader and former governor of Lagos State, Ahmed Bola Tinubu on Monday attributed the fight and call for the removal of the APC National Chairman to the fight for 2023 presidency, referring to it as 2023 virus
The group in a statement issued by the Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON) noted that the embattled Chairman has committed so many errors that have caused the ruling party several losses and embarrassment that party members could not continue to bear
“With greatest respect to our national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; we are passionate and loyal members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the grassroots level.
“Permit us to state without equivocation that, hitherto we held Comrade Adams Oshiomhole in high esteem and had high expectations of optimum performance and quality leadership from him. That explains why we the APC delegates nationwide unanimously and consensually elected him as sole chairmanship candidate two years ago.
It is therefore with deep regret that two years down the line, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, now a Bull in the China Shop; in utter disregard to the high expectations of the responsibility entrusted on him, and the constitution of the APC has today committed without remorse or introspection 10 monumental cardinal sins against our great party, APC. If there is virus as our revered Asiwaju proclaimed? It is more of Osho-Virus than 2023 Virus!
“With deep anguish and regret may we among litany of woes, itemize the 10 Osho-Virus blunders as follows:
Revival and Resurrection of collapsing Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) structure, a political party in 2018 was ravaged by internecine intra-party feud; to win more states like Adamawa, Bauchi, Zamfara, and Sokoto, all strongholds of APC.
Listing the many errors alleged to have been committed by Oshiomhole, the statement noted, “Brazen Incompetence: Second revival of PDP is evidenced in the Bayelsa State imbroglio. It is our considered belief that no sane national chairman of a prominent political party would submit the name of an incumbent Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to be Deputy Governor, without evaluating the strategic cost to the party. Most importantly lack of diligent scrutiny of essential documents of candidate , or One Man-Show, points to Osho-Virus crass negligence and incompetence.
“Flagrant breach of APC’s Constitution via elevation of crass DICTATORSHIP and deceptively masquerading Sole Proprietorship of APC in the guise of Almighty Party Supremacy. We sincerely doubt whether Comrade Oshiomhole has taken time to peruse APC’s Constitution, for if he has done, he could have been less narcissistic, less despotic and more collegiate in managing the party. For it is only Super Kings or despots that can impose national officers of the party in clear breach of APC’s Constitution.
Also the VON DG noted “Manipulating, Corrupting and Mangling the 2018 APC gubernatorial and legislative primary elections. Is it 2023 that made Comrade Oshiomhole to mismanage our primary? Is it 2023 that made Comrade Oshiomhole to nearly shunt Asiwaju who made him governor and chairman, by covertly printing ballot papers to favour Ambode for Lagos gubernatorial primary?
“Employing Double Standards- It is on record that Comrade Oshiomhole in his infinite self-survival-instinct ratified the Lagos gubernatorial primary election and which was not conducted by the APC Gubernatorial Primary Panel set up by him, but by Asiwaju’s men and did not ratify that conducted by Senator Amosu’s men at Ogun State? Is this kind of atrocity 2023 Virus or Osho-Virus?
“Secondly Comrade ordered State Chapters to choose between Direct and Indirect method of primary election only to change the choice made by States depending on his whims and caprices. For instance he changed that of Enugu State from indirect to direct in the midst of gubernatorial election.
“Thirdly, is 2023 or Osho-Virus responsible for favours Comrade dispenses at will, “That Elrufia was the one who came to me crying to help him get rid of Shehu Sani and to replace him with his boy, Uba Sani and I sacrificed my comradeship with Shehu to please him.”
“In his classical double standard paradigm, he glossed over the suspension of his Ward; whereas he ratified that of Ward suspension of Barister Inua Abdulkadir, vice chairman North West. Is that 2023 or Osho-Virus?
“Insincerity: Comrade Oshiomhole celebrated the abolition of Godfatherism in Edo State only to paradoxically deploy his handgun, the Edo Peoples Movement in a vain glorious plot to become Godfather. Is this 2023 or Osho-Virus?
“Consequent upon the foregoing, we hereby passionately plead with our beloved President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, the foremost leader of our great party, His Excellencies, Excellency Governors, Distinguished Senators, Honourable Members of National and State Assemblies and distinguished members of the National Executive Committee (NEC) to Save the Soul of APC from further unknown consequences of Osho-Virus damage and destruction. He is a Bull in the China Shop, the statement concluded