Posted by Ebenezer Adurokiya, Warri | 20 November 2018 | 902 times
The fortunes of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2019 general elections is bleak unless it’s national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole resigns from office.
This tops the demands of aggrieved APC aspirants from the South-South region in a communique issued at the end of a stakeholder meeting at Udu, Delta State.
Convener of aggrieved aspirants’ forum, Alhaji Mumakai-Unagha Bassey Okon Ubor, who signed the communique, said with the corruption allegation hanging on the neck of Oshiomhole, it was time for him to throw in the towel.
Refusal to do so, the group insisted, would dip the 2019 electoral fortunes of the party in the South-South region.
While affirming its total loyalty and support towards his re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari, the aggrieved aspirants frown on the substitution of names of candidates that actually won the party primaries election with those who did not win.
“We call for immediate ratification of the situation to reduce litigations currently ongoing in courts across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory as well as the decamping of faithful members of the party to smaller parties.
“The meeting reviewed the state of the party across the country and South-South in particular.
“Similarly, the meeting took a sweeping assessment of the Adams Oshiomhole led National Working Committee of the All Progressive Congress (APC) vis-à-vis the infamous corruption allegation against the National Chairman and the crisis he has created.
“The stakeholders discussed how to deliver states in the South-South geopolitical zone to the All Progressive Congress.
“Above all, the stakeholders reviewed the performance of three years of President Muhammadu Buhari and the forthcoming elections.
“Having exhaustively discussed these and others, the stakeholders unanimously resolved as follows:
“That the South-South APC stakeholders still maintained the stand (position) for the resignation of the National Chairman, that the Adams Oshiomhole as Chairman of the party cannot deliver the Presidential election and other elective positions.
“That unless Oshiomhole resigns as the National Chairman, the fortune of the party come 2019 is bleak and dwindling.
•Excerpted from a Tribune report
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