You destroyed APC with your ‘agbero style’ of leadership, Odigie-Oyegun fires Oshiomhole

The immediate past National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun, has lambasted his successor, Adams Oshiomho...

The immediate past National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun, has lambasted his successor, Adams Oshiomhole for disintegrating the party with ‘his agbero style of engagement.’

Odigie-Oyegun, in his response to a communique issued by the South-South APC State Chairmen, who blamed him for allegedly being the cause of conflicts within the party, argued that the incumbent National Chairman orchestrated his problems due to lack of the temperament and capacity to run a political party.

Recall that the Deputy National Chairman (North), Lawal Shuaibu, had in a May 28 letter, asked Oshiomhole to resign for allegedly running the APC like a private fiefdom.

However, the six states chairmen asked Shuaibu to apologise to the national chairman within seven days, and blamed Odigie-Oyegun for the troubles in the party.

They claimed that it was the problems created by Odigie-Oyegun, that fuelled the unfortunate situation.

But in a statement by his Public Affairs Adviser, Ray Morphy, in Abuja on Sunday, Odigie-Oyegun said the claims of the state chairmen were “ludicrous and infantile.”

He said, “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 engages his mouth before engaging his mind, so he offends party members. So, how does that constitute traps by Oyegun, the erstwhile chairman?”

The former chairman said Shuaibu in his letter had confirmed that Oshiomhole was running the party without recourse to the NWC.

He added, “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 crises 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 this Oshiomhole’s incapacity become traps by Oyegun?”

“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 chasing people out of the party with his agbero style of engagement,” he added.


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