BEVERLY HILLS, March 10, (THEWILL) – The forum of State Chairmen of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has passed a vote of confidence on the embattled National Chairman of the party, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole.
The forum in a statement issued in Abuja, and jointly signed by its Chairman, Hon. Ali Dolari, and Secretary, Dr. Ben Nwoye, after its meeting, said it was backing Oshiomhole to defend the sanctity of the constitution of the party and its supremacy.
The forum noted that it frowned upon the level of impunity being experienced in the party in which, unauthorised individuals would issue press statements using the name of the party to deceive its leaders and the unsuspecting public, thereby causing disaffection among the party leadership.
It added that all individuals involved in this practice should be mindful that their conduct is prohibited under the party’s constitution.
The forum said: “We have therefore resolved to ward off all perceived and real threats by detractors and enemies of our great party to inhibit the implementation of democratic ethos as currently being championed by our indefatigable Mr. Adams Oshiomhole and which, has given sleepless nights to the opposition party.”
The forum noted that the fight for personal interests was nothing but a purposeful distraction to President Muhammadu Buhari.
It said the removal of Oshiomhole would not improve the conditions of APC supporters or those of Nigerians, adding that it would only satisfy the vindictive tendencies of a privileged few who might have been offended by the embattled chairman.
“The state chairmen being members of NEC and critical stakeholders of our party dissociate ourselves from the ongoing brigandage intended to disorganise the peace we have been enjoying in the party. These acts, if successful, would only weaken the political strength of our great party,” it added.
According to the forum, the party is bigger than the inordinate ambition of any individual and as such, it would not tolerate any unlawful step by those igniting crisis in the party.
“We, therefore, pass a vote of confidence on the national leadership of the party under Mr. Adams Aliu Oshiomhole for his quality, purposeful and directional leadership,” it added.