- The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, has been called upon to allow a free democratic process in the party
- The call was made by a group identified as Core APC Forum, which include former presidential, governorship, National Assembly and state Houses of Assembly aspirants
- The group is reacting to rumor that the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party has concluded plans to either suspend or expel some leaders of the party
A group identified as Core APC Forum has urged the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, to allow a free democratic process in the party.
Those in the group include the former presidential, governorship, National Assembly and state Houses of Assembly aspirants, Vanguard reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the group expressed displeasure over rumour that the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party has concluded plans to either suspend or expel some leaders of the party for going to court or tribunal to challenge their wrongful exclusion or imposition in the last general election.
The group said in a statement: “Information reaching us within the corridor of the National Secretariat of the All Progressive Congress suggested the National Chairman of the party Comrade Adams Oshiomhole is compiling names of major stakeholders of the party to be suspended or expelled.
“The growing speculation also suggested that those to be suspended are drawn from the six geopolitical zones with the bulk from Delta State.
"The people are being framed up by political blackmailers especially those who lost both their Governorship, National and State Assemblies Elections.
“We have been reliably informed that the National Chairman is desirous of sanctioning those that went to court and tribunal simply because they are contesting their wrongful exclusion and imposition of candidates. The party lost in most states because of the singular action of the National Chairman
“We, Core APC Forum including Ex-Presidential Aspirants, Governors, National and State assemblies wish to call on the National Working Committee of the party to halt such move. The National Chairman should act as true democrat rather than taking a decision that will affect the fortune of the party negatively.
“The principle of a sustainable democracy evolves election and litigation which President Muhammadu Buhari acknowledged in his recent statement. Adam Oshiomhole should allow aggrieved party members that went to either tribunal or court to seek for justice to exhaust their energy. Adams Oshiomhole should call himself to order and allow a free democratic process in the party.
“They should not be intimidated or threatened of suspension. APC as a party may not have found itself in this mess, the National Chairman plague the party if he had allowed free, fair and just during the state congresses which spilt over to the party primary elections.
“We, therefore, advised the chairman for the interest of the party to jettison such move should he ever conceived such or being advised to do so."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that following President Muhammadu Buhari's victory in the presidential election of Saturday, February 23, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, said he was not sure of who would coast home to victory.
Oshiomhole said there was apprehension before the election over who was going to win.
The APC chairman who spoke to State House correspondents after congratulating Buhari, said: “I wasn’t sure of who was going to win, only God knows until the votes were counted. But whichever way, I was sure that once the election goes the way it has gone, Nigeria is the winner and Nigerians are winners.”
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