Oshiomhole makes U-turn, says no plot to remove him

David Adenekan
David Adenekan
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

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, has denied being under any threat of removal from office.

Oshiomhole who stated this in Abuja on Monday while speaking with State House correspondents in Abuja, spoke in reaction to the earlier claim by his spokesman, Simon Ebegbulem.

On Sunday, his spokesman said there was a plot to remove Oshiomhole through a vote of no confidence by some aggrieved stakeholders within the party.

But debunking the claim, he said he did not have any such problem.

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According to him, apart from two governors who had openly expressed their annoyance, every other governor in the APC had been in his support.

He said the problem he had with the two governors who might be opposed to him was that he insisted that the rules should be followed in doing things.

Said he:  “Maybe there is one or two governors who have issues and those issues can only be resolved democratically within the spirit, the letter and all the relevant positions of the APC constitution, the APC election guidelines and of course the Electoral Act.

 “The Electoral Act is completely blind and our party’s rules also are completely blind to power but it’s sensitive to procedures; it is sensitive processes.

 “The good news is that overwhelming majority (of the governors), we have about 23 governors, I think maybe one or two may have some situations they would like to see differently.

“But that is the way the world is, but we should uphold the rules. But, it is not correct to suggest that there is a move to remove me.

“Yes, one governor has publicly said he would ensure that I’m removed – that is fine. The beauty of democracy is anyone or two could say something but the majority is what matters.

“But even those two when they have deeper reflection would recognise that what I have done is to stubbornly insist that the rules are obeyed, nothing more nothing less.’’

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