Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma has said that plots to remove Adams Oshiomhole as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will not succeed.
He said the APC national chairman has done nothing wrong and that patriotic forces in the ruling party would not allow him to be humiliated.
The governor spoke on Friday in Owerri, Imo State capital, while fielding questions from journalists.
According to Uzodinma, the APC guidelines is that the national chairman must be removed through the National Executive committee (NEC) of the party. “Anything outside that is illegal and amounts to a witch hunt,” he said.
The Imo State governor then went further to say, “Many of us, leaders of the party, are aware that those clamouring for the chairman’s removal are working with the PDP to destabilise the party.
“But they will fail because we will not allow them to humiliate our national chairman out of the party through illegal means or by dropping the name of Mr. President.
“So, I advise those dropping the name of the President on their wicked plans to desist forthwith.”
He wondered why any true member of the APC would want to remove Oshiomhole, who he said, had done so well for the party.
He added that the APC, at this crucial stage in time, “ought to come together, savour their victory at the last elections and plan how to consolidate for the future.
“Let me make this clear: we will not allow Oshiomhole to be humiliated out of office.
“He has done nothing wrong and no amount of propaganda and illegal plots can succeed in removing him from office.”
Uzodinma’s position is coming on the heels of the resolution of a faction of leaders of the APC from the South-South zone.
The leaders at a meeting in Abuja, Thursday night, declared their support for the acting National Secretary of the party, Victor Giadom, as the replacement for Oshiomhole in acting capacity.
Those at the zonal caucus meeting, which included four serving Ministers from the zone namely; Rotimi Amaechi (Transport), Osagie Ehanire (Health), Festus Keyamo (State, Labour) and Goddy Jeddy Agba (State, Power), insisted that the party’s NEC meeting scheduled for next Tuesday must hold as scheduled.
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