- The crisis in the ruling APC continues to linger even after the dissolution of the National Working Committee
- The DG of PGF, Salihu Lukman, has accused the former chairman, Oshiomhole, of hatching fresh plots to return as the chairman
- Lukman also accused Oshiomhole and other APC leaders of not preparing to approach the Edo governorship election based on fair contests
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Alleged plot to return Adams Oshiomhole as the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been uncovered by a chieftain of the party, Salihu Lukman.
Lukman who is the director-general of Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), claimed there were moves to undermine the caretaker committee to achieve the goal ahead of the party’s national convention, The Guardian reports.
The newspaper states that Lukman said in a letter to the caretaker committee said the plot is being hatched to use the Edo governorship poll to bully APC leaders to submission.
“Everything is being done to ensure that the internal politics of the party is manipulated to create a situation whereby Oshiomhole is forcefully made a contender for the position of the national chairman at the extraordinary APC national convention," he wrote.
Lukman also claimed that Oshiomhole and some APC leaders "are not preparing to approach the Edo election based on fair contests.
"Not even the request of President Muhammadu Buhari for ‘a transparent process so that the confidence of the people will be strengthened’ is guiding the management of the Edo campaign,” he said.
The PGF DG urged the caretaker committee to encourage internal debate without intimidating members who hold divergent/dissenting views from those held by leaders.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Dan Orbih, boasted of the victory of Governor Godwin Obaseki in the forthcoming election in Edo state.
Orbih who is the South-South zonal chairman of the PDP said Obaseki's alleged sterling performance is the reason why he is sure of his victory.
He commended the Edo state governor for allegedly significantly reducing the debt profile inherited from his predecessor.
His words: “The September 19, 2020 governorship election in Edo State will be a poll for liberation and freedom of Edo people.
“I wish to commend Governor Obaseki for fighting against godfatherism. The fight is not one person’s, but a fight for all Edo people.”
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