Former National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has hit out at his successor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
Oshiomhole drew Oyegun’s angst following insinuation from politicians believed to be closed to the former Edo governor blaming the crisis rocking APC on the party’s ex-chairman.
Oyegun, a former Edo governor too, took exception to the claim that he was responsible for the unrest in the party in a statement his Public Affairs Adviser, Chief Ray Morphy released.
The ex-APC National chairman said Oshiomhole’s leadership style, which he described as that of ‘Agbero’ ran the party into troubled water.
The statement reads in part: “That statement of booby traps is ludicrous and infantile, an attempt to dream up justification for the failings of the party under Oshiomhole’s Chairmanship.
“Oshiomhole fails because he lacks the temperament that is required to run a political party. He lacks the capacity to manage the different interests and tendencies that constitute a political party.
“He (Oshiomhole) engages his mouth before engaging his mind, so he offends party members; so, how does that constitute booby traps by Oyegun, the erstwhile chairman?
“He acts in direct opposite of decisions taken by NWC. No minutes of NWC meetings which in any event take place outside the party Secretariat.
“How would you not have crisis in states with the confusion that Oshiomhole created when he gave the states freedom to choose their methods of choosing candidates for elections. Much of the crisis in states arose out of sheer incapacity on the part of the current chairman, how does Oshiomhole’s incapacity become booby traps by Oyegun?
“Many party men were aghast at the unfairness and injustice meted them during the primaries process.
“Oshiomole and his chairmen should leave his predecessor out and face his duties of running the party which seems to be overwhelming him. He should face the dwindling fortunes of the party which he himself created.
“Only a bad carpenter quarrels with his tools. Indeed, Oshiomhole is degrading and demarketing the party. Rather than seek to bring more people on board, he is rather chasing people out of the party with his agbero style of engagement.”