All Progressives Congress (APC) chairmen in the South-South geo-political zone have declared support for the party’s national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.
The South-South geo-political region are made up of the following states: Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Bayelsa, Rivers, Delta and Edo.
Vanguard reports that they made this known after an emergency meeting in Abuja on Thursday, October 18, 2018.
Speaking after the meeting, the South-South APC leaders said: “We passed a vote of confidence on the leadership of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole led National Working Committee (NWC) of our great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“That the leadership of the APC under Comrade Oshiomhole has been working satisfactorily in repositioning the party. We are satisfied with the conduct and outcome of the Presidential, National Assembly and State House of Assembly Primaries held at the National and state levels.
“The party under the leadership of Comrade Oshiomhole, our National chairman, is on course towards ensuring victory for our party in 2019.
“All mechanisms set in place to address disagreements on the outcome of the exercise are in the right direction and well received by us.”
Call for peace
The leaders also called on aggrieved members to look for available ways to solve any issues they have.
They also vowed to resist any attempt to remove the APC chairman.
“We urge all aggrieved members of our great party to explore the internal mechanism provided by the party in finding amicable solution. In any such exercise such conflicts are bound to occur and we are satisfied that they are being addressed.
“We stand by the leadership of the party under Comrade Oshiomhole and we will resist alleged efforts of fifth columnist to cause disaffection in the party. All those allegedly working for the removal of our national Chairman are not only doing so for selfish reason, but working to cause crisis in our party ahead of the election and we will resist all such moves.
“We are convinced that all their plans indirectly aimed at the second term victory of President Muhammadu Buhari come 2019. We want to add that those calling for the resignation of our amiable National chairman, Comrade Oshiomhole are enemies of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“We appeal to all our governors, party leaders and members to unite as one and continue to support the Comrade Adams Oshiomhole led National Working Committee (NWC) of our great party and we are sure of victory come 2019 general elections”.
Oshiomhole must resign
Presidential aspirants in the All Progressives Congress (APC) recently called on the party’s national chairman to resign.
According to them, Oshiomhole lacks what it takes to solve the issues that have come up in various chapters of the party across the country.
Gov Amosun, Oshiomhole trade words
Governor Ibikunle Amosun also traded words with the APC chairman following the outcome of the party’s governorship primary election in Ogun state.
Amosun called on APC leaders to call Oshiomhole to order, alleging that he was sent to destroy the ruling party.
Adams Oshiomhole was electedas the chairman of the ruling APC at the party's national convention at the Eagle Square in Abuja on Saturday, June 23, 2018.