APC Govs’ forum allege plot to return Oshiomhole as Chairman

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The Director General, Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Dr Salihu Lukman, has raised the alarm about alleged plot to return Adams Oshiomhole as the national chairman of the party.

Lukman, a standard bearer for anti-Oshiomhole made this claim in a correspondence to the Governor Mai Mala Buni- led Caretaker/Convention Working Committee.

The Buni-led committee has as one of its terms of reference organization of a national convention that will bring about a new executive committee by December.

The party governors’ forum DG said those espousing Oshiomhole’s cause want to return him as chairman at all cost in a correspondence to the committee.

The letter reads in part, “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 extra ordinary APC national convention.

“Ordinarily, this should not be a problem. However, given that unacceptable strategies are being deployed to blackmail and bully all leaders of the party to make Edo election the only priority of the party makes it very disturbing.

“Even more disturbing is the clear indication that Oshiomhole and a section of the APC leadership that is working with Oshiomhole 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.”

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