- Adebayo Shittu has said if Oshiomhole is not removed before 2023, there is a possibility of the APC going down
- According to the ex-minister, the injustice and impunity perpetrated by the APC national chairman cost the party so much
- Shittu urged to party to bring fair-minded (persons), who would engage less of their mouth than their brain
Former communications minister, Adebayo Shittu, has insisted that injustice and impunity perpetrated by the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adam Oshiomhole, cost the party many things in Oyo and other states.
Premium Times reports that Shittu said Oshiomhole’s exit is necessary to avoid the APC going down in 2023.
“God has a way of ensuring that people are punished for their mischief, for their injustices and all that,” Shittu who was disqualified from participating in the APC primary in Oyo state said.
The National Working Committee of the party, led by Oshiomhole, had claimed that Shittu’s failure to participate in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) necessitated the disqualification.
“God did indeed punish the leaders in Oyo state and even showed our national chairman that you don’t cause injustice against people,” he said.
Speaking on Oshiomhole's suitability to lead the party, he said: “This is somebody who met the party having 26 states. By the time he (was through) with shenanigans and destruction, the party is left with barely 20 states or so now. My fear is that if he is not removed before 2023, my fear is that there is a possibility of APC going down.
“President Buhari is the magnet keeping the party together now. Once President Buhari is no longer on the ballot, I can’t say with Oshiomhole. So, it’s a matter of urgency that we retire him. So, we bring fair-minded (persons), who would engage less of their mouth than their brain.”
Recall that Legit.ng had reported that Shittu, a former cabinet member of President Muhammadu Buhari, supported the call for the resignation of Oshiomhole as the national chairman of the ruling party.
This was in reaction to an earlier call by Senator Lawal Shuaibu, APC deputy national chairman north. Shuaibu had written Oshiomhole to resign as national chairman.
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