The immediate past National Chairman man of All progressive Congress (APC), ChiefJohn Oyegun has condemned the leadership style of the party’s National chairman, AdamsOshiomhole, saying that his style will ruin the party.
Oyegun’s reaction comes as a response to a communique issued by the South-South APC State Chairmen, who blamed him (Oyegun) for allegedly being the cause of conflicts within the party.
The Deputy National Chairman (North), Lawal Shuaibu, had last week requested the resignation of Oshiomhole whom he said was running the party as his private property.
He alleged that Oshiomhole had imposed several decisions on the party’s National Working Committee without formal meeting.
However, in defense of Oshiomhole, the six state chairmen who asked Shuaibu to apologise to the national chairman within seven days, blamed Odigie-Oyegun for the troubles in the party.
Following this, Oyegun on Sunday in a statement by his Public Affairs Adviser, Ray Morphy, carpeted Oshiomhole stating he was “ludicrous and infantile.”
He said, “Oshiomhole fails because he lacks the temperament that is required to run a political party. He lacks the capacity to manage the different interests and tendencies that constitute a political party.
“He engages his mouth before engaging his mind, so he offends party members. So, how does that constitute traps by Oyegun, the erstwhile chairman?”
Odigie-Oyegun said Shuaibu in his letter had confirmed that Oshiomhole was running the party without recourse to the NWC.
He added, “He acts in direct opposite of decisions taken by NWC. No minutes of NWC meetings which, in any event, take place outside the party secretariat.
How would you not have crises in states with the confusion that Oshiomhole created when he gave the states freedom to choose their methods of choosing candidates for elections?
“Much of the crisis in states arose out of sheer incapacity on the part of the current chairman. How does this Oshiomhole’s incapacity become traps by Oyegun?”
Meanwhile, the Akwa Ibom State APC Chairman, Ini Okopido, said the six South-South APC state chairmen issued the communique stating their position on the matter in order to save the party from disintegration.
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