You are being used by enemies of the party - APC state chairmen to Shuaibu

You are being used by enemies of the party - APC state chairmen to Shuaibu

- The South south chairmen of the APC condemned Lawal huaibu's call for Oshiomhole to resign

- The chairmen gave the deputy national chairman north of the party seven days to apologise

- The party chieftains also passed a vote of confidence on Oshiomhole

The state chairman of the All progressives Congress (APC) in the south south have called on Senator Lawal Shuaibu who is the deputy national chairman North of the party to apologise to Adams Oshiomhole.

Shuaibu had called on the national chairman of the party to resign but according to Vanguard, the chairman in a communique gave a seven day ultimatum for an apology to be issued.

The chairmen said Shuaibu will be dealt with if he does not apologise saying he is being used by enemies of the party.

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Part of the statement reads:

“Following the debates generated by the Deputy National Chairman, North Senator Lawal Shuaibu’s call on the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to resign, the South – South State Chairmen of the party has risen in defence of the party’s National Chairman faulting the public outburst of a senior party official who ought to be well acquainted with the provisions of the party’s constitution regarding how to channel perceived grievances if any exist.

“The State Chairmen rising from an emergency meeting in Abuja called to review the content of the said letter and to critically evaluate the situation, came to the view that the Deputy National Chairman North merely expressed his personal opinion on perceived issues which is not a reflection of the views of the generality of party stakeholders who are yet to find anything ontoward in the stewardship of the party’s National Chairman His Excellency, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.

“The State Chairmen further disagreed with Senator Lawal Shuaibu’s claims that the actions of the National Chairman was responsible for multiplicity of court cases bedeviling various State chapters of the party rather, they asserted it was the landmines created by his predecessor who was bent on destroying the party before departing that fueled the unfortunate situation and wondered why Senator Lawal Shuaibu is just realizing the issues he raised barely few days after the NWC set up a committee to look into petitions against highly placed party stakeholders who were glaringly involved in anti-party activities which was responsible for the loss of the number of states mentioned in his letter vis a – viz the depletion also in the numbers of elected Senators in the just concluded 2019 elections.

“They however, urged for restraint on the part of Senator Lawal Shuaibu asking him to employ more civilized ways of expressing whatever private grievance he has against the National Chairman instead of playing to the gallery by granting interviews to launch unprovoked attacks on the National Chairman and by extension, the very party he claims to love.

“The Deputy National Chairman North is hereby given seven days to apologise to the National Chairman in order not to receive the wrath of party members in the South South. “The State Chairmen also frowned at the intermittent and most unjustifiable attacks on the National Chairman who have maintained unblemished records since joining active politics and has untiredlessly ensured internal democratic norms are entrenched in the party since his assumption of office.

“The Chairmen thereafter passed a vote of confidence on the National Chairman and vowed to resist any attempt to blackmail him out of office for standing against injustice that has hitherto been the hallmark of his predecessor which was the only legacy he left behind.”

Meanwhile, Rivers Unity House (RUH), a good governance advocacy group within the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Friday, May 31, accused Oshiomhole of being responsible for 96% of the party's challenges.

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The group endorsed calls for the resignation of Adams Oshiomhole.

Kingsley Wali, convener of RUH, announced the group’s endorsement of calls for the resignation of Oshiomhole in Port Harcourt during an interactive session with journalists.

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