- Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state has reacted to purported plan to remove Oshiomhole as the national chairman of APC
- Some high ranking members of the party have insisted that Oshiomhole should be removed as the national chairman
- Uzodinma, however, noted that patriotic forces within the ruling party would not allow Oshiomhole to be humiliated out of office
The Imo state governor, Hope Uzodinma, has reacted to the purported removal Adams Oshiomhole as the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
While speaking to journalists on Friday, March 13, in Owerri, the state capital, Uzodinma said those calling for Oshiomhole’s removal will fail.
Legit.ng gathered that he said patriotic forces within the ruling party would not allow Oshiomhole to be humiliated out of office.
He also accused some members of the party of working with the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to create a crisis.
“Many of us, leaders of the party, are aware that those clamouring for the chairman’s removal are working with the PDP to destabilise the party but they will fail.
“We will not allow them to humiliate our national chairman out of office through illegal means or allow any action that will bring the party to public ridicule,” Uzodinma said.
While insisting that the APC chairman has not done anything to warrant his removal, the governor vowed that every arsenal would be deployed to ensure that the plan of those plotting his removal is foiled.
Speaking further, Uzodinma said the guidelines of the party are clear on how the national chairman can be removed from office which must be through the National Executive committee (NEC), adding that anything outside that was illegal.
The governor also wondered why a genuine APC member would want to remove Oshiomhole who, according to him, has done so well for the party.
Rather than his removal, Uzodinma wants party members to come together, savour their victory at the last elections and plan how to consolidate for the future.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Bayelsa state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has suspended twelve of its chieftains alleging that they engaged in anti-party activities.
A former minister of state for agriculture and rural development and former governorship aspirant in the last election, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, is among those suspended.
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