- Another leadership crisis may hit APC as its national deputy chairman, Lawan Shuaibu, accused Adams Oshiomhole of lawlessness
- Shuaibu's accusation, which was contained in a statement, trailed the recent appointment of APC's national officers
- The APC national deputy chairman warned that if Oshiomhole's excess is not checked, it may cost the party Edo and Ondo guber elections
A fresh internal crisis may be brewing in the All Progressive Congress (APC) after Lawal Shuaibu, the national deputy chairman of the party, raised another allegation of "lawlessness" against the national chair Adams Oshiomhole.
In a statement on Wednesday, May 20, titled ‘APC and its future, let’s us exercise caution’, Shuaibu described as illegal and breach of the party's constitution the recent appointment of some national officers by the party's chairman.
He alleged that the appointment of the national officers is a clear indication of “constitutional flaws detrimental to the progress of the party.”
According to the deputy national chairman, APC under Oshiomhole is now subjected to arbitrary administration with limpid defiance to the law of the ruling party, The Nation reports.
Legit.ng notes that Shuaibu, an opponent of Oshiomhole, was one of the national working committee members fuelling the crisis that almost led to the removal of the former Edo governor.
"The party founded on the principles of constitutionalism and the rule of law, is now subject of arbitrary administration, without regard for the dictates of the law.
"The ruling party which ought to be a model for others in the upholding of the rule of law; is now the nest of lawlessness.
Also, in respect to the recent appointment, Shuaibu, citing article 20 (a) of the APC constitution, posited that "not even NEC has the power to appoint any national officer of the party in any capacity."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that as intrigues continue to play out in the politics of Edo ahead of the state gubernatorial election, two groups on Monday, May 18, staged a protest in support and against Adams Oshiomhole.
The pro-Oshiomhole group, Edo State Coalition of Civil Society Organisations for Good Governance and Internal Democracy, was led by one Idiogbe Solomon.
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