The Director-General of Voice of Nigeria, Osita Okechukwu, has called on the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, to resign from his position over the misfortunes which led to APC losing Rivers, Zamfara, Bauchi and Adamawa during the 2019 general elections.
The APC chieftain stated this while speaking on a radio programme in Umuahia, Abia State, on Monday.
Okechukwu claimed that the former governor of Edo State lacks the management capacity to continue as the chairman of the party.
The DG of VON in his statement said, “There are material conditions that brought the discontent and huge gross between those who felt sincerely that they were marginalized from their victories. There is no way he can exonerate himself, no matter how he wants to pontificate about 2023. A lot of people have lost confidence in his management capacity because he (Oshimohole) was dictatorial and despotic. There is no doubt about that. That is what caused us Rivers State, caused us Zamfara, caused us Adamawa and nearly caused us Imo state. It is not about 2023 as being insinuated in some quarters. The crisis originated from the way he mismanaged the process (Primaries). Because he neglected the constitution of the APC.”
“Again, if Oshimohole had lived with the advice of the elders, he couldn’t have been fighting a backyard war. No wise man goes for a backyard war. So, it was a mistake on his side. Whether he is right or wrong, he was the person that stood up and told the world that he was abolishing godfatherism in Edo state. So, if he is abolishing godfatherism in Edo, why did he want to place himself in a position of trying to be a godfather. It is a mistake on his(Oshimohole) side. It was also a mistake when the ward of the National Vice Chairman, North West, Barrister Inuwa suspended him from the membership of APC, Comrade Oshimohole, as the national chairman of the NWC, he upheld Barrister Inuwa’s suspension and relieved National vice chairmanship position.”
“Now, he (Oshimohole) has been suspended by his own ward and he never cares even to challenge it. There are a lot of contradictions surrounding Oshimohole. If you want to live in a democracy, you must accommodate alternative views and if you don’t accommodate alternative views, you will not go far. Alternative views are the hallmark of democracy”.
Recall that the National Chairman of the ruling party was asked to step aside by a high court in FCT over allegations levelled against him by some aggrieved members of the party.
Following the ruling of the court, the APC national chairman approached the Federal High Court in Kano State, which vacated the order of the court.