The Deputy National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (North) Senator Lawali Shuaibu, has laid the blame of the party’s loss in Zamfara State courtesy of a Supreme Court judgement on the doorstep of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
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The apex court overturned APC’s total victory at the general election on the grounds that the party held no primaries, a contravention of its rule.
Shuaibu, who hails from the State in a letter to Oshiomhole rebuked the former governor blaming him for the party’s dwindling fortune.
He said, “The strength of every political party I also believe, lies in the number of states it is able to win during elections. “We had 23 states in 2015, but after the 2019 elections, we lost seven states. We also had 60 senators in 2015 at the end of the election count, we now end up with 57 senators in 2019. You were not brought in to lose election, it is absolutely unacceptable.
“What this entails is that for any senator to become a presiding officer, he needs to go and kneel down before the PDP senators and beg for support.”
The former Senator accused the national chairman of precipitating the crisis that is rocking Zamfara chapter of APC, which culminated in it not holding primaries to elect its candidates in the state.
According to Shuaibu: “For example, in Zamfara State, where you directly, personally created the problem leading to the painful, complete loss of APC’s electoral fortunes, from top down. All these are uncontestable facts. You cannot exonerate yourself from blame on what happened to APC in Zamfara State, thereby destroying the hopes and aspirations of 534,541 APC members and supporters, including my good self.”