APC: They’re plotting my removal -Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole’s life has been that of struggle for the improvement of society, especially of the living conditions of the common Nigerians. This is the remark made by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan on the occasion of the 68th birthday of the national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Oshiomho
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The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC   , Adams Oshiomhole, has alleged that there is a plot going on by some individuals in the party to remove him.

According to him, the plan was to pass a vote of no-confidence on him.

The move, he said was because they could not impose their candidates on the party.

In a statement issued on his behalf by his Chief Press Secretary, Simon Ebebgulem, in Abuja, on Sunday, Oshiomhole said one Alhaji Mumakai Unagha, had claimed that the APC could not win the 2019 general election under his leadership.

Oshiomhole said the claim was untrue as he had continued to improve the party beyond where it met it.

“The totality of Unagha’s claims, without necessarily addressing them one after the other, tallies with cooked-up narratives being sponsored by some influential stakeholders in their respective states that Comrade Oshiomhole is responsible for all the problems in the APC at the moment.

“These influential stakeholders, according to the grapevine, have begun to mobilise to pass a no-confidence vote in the leadership of Oshiomhole, having failed to impose their preferred candidates on the party in the nomination process,” he said.

He added:  “Comrade Oshiomhole did not become national chairman of the governing party to bring it down a notch from the pedestal of its 2015 electoral victory let alone to preside over its liquidation.

“Rather, his single-minded goal, from the outset of his declaration of interest in the position, was to deploy his capacity in helping to strengthen and reposition the party as a truly supreme and disciplined political entity.

“Although, it might appear fortuitous to some persons that he became national chairman at the threshold of the 2019 general election; the truth is that there is no accident in predestination. We must appreciate the fact that it has pleased the Almighty God to place him in the saddle of APC leadership at this time for a purpose.

“The purpose has begun to manifest in its vast flourish and ramifications: instilling discipline, ensuring party supremacy, promoting due process, dealing with impunity and executive arrogance wherever they manifest to undermine intra-party electoral processes in the states.”