- The deputy Senate president, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has pledged his total support for Adams Oshiomhole
- Omo-Agege said that no one outside the south-south APC can remove the national chairman of the ruling party from his seat
- The deputy Senate president was reacting to moves by some members of the party's caucus to both suspend and oust Oshiomhole
The deputy Senate president, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has reacted to the move by some top members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) caucus to edge out the national chairmen of the ruling party, Adams Oshiomhole.
Omo-Agege, at the APC's caucus meeting on Thursday, November 28, in Abuja said that since the office of the national chairman of the party has been zoned to the south-south, Oshiomhole's seat is not negotiable.
He pointed out that the decision to remove Oshiomhole will come from the zone and not from anyone outside it.
The deputy Senate president said: “Without prejudice to the decision taken at NEC setting up a national reconciliation committee to be headed by leaders nominated by the president, I want to make it clear that we have our national chairman and we must stand by him.
“We are pushing for reconciliation but his seat is not negotiable. It will be very, very absurd for us to go to the southwest and say we don’t want the vice president or go to the northwest and say we don’t want the president or go to the northeast and say we don’t want the Senate president."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that some state chairmen of the APC had accused Oshiomhole of creating crisis in Edo and as such had passed a vote of no confidence on him.
In a statement published in Abuja, the state chairmen of the party said that Oshiomhole's suspension has been confirmed by both his ward and local government party executive committees on the grounds of the APC's constitution.
The statement partly read: “If the constitution must be respected, the man stands suspended unless if our leaders will like us to believe the constitution can be manipulated like Adams Oshiomhole has been doing."
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