By Christiana Ekpa
Reactions have continued to trail the recent defeat of the ruling All Progressive Congress APC in the just concluded Edo State governorship election, with a Former Adviser to President Buhari on National Assembly matters, AbduRahman Kawu Sumaila calling for the punishment of sacked Chairman, Adams Oshiomole and all those who ran the party down.
Kawu Sumaila said the APC caretaker committee should look carefully into the woes the party suffered from 2019 to date and bring all those culprits who engineered its woes to book.
Speaking to newsmen in Kano, the former aide to Buhari aide said although APC was built on the principles of free and fair elections, however, some demigods betrayed the party’s mission of entrenching internal democracy for their selfish goals.
“I believe that it is high time the APC looks inwards and brings all those who plunged the party into near disarray to pay for their misdeeds, and this should be from 2019 to date”, Kawu insisted.
On Edo State, the former Presidential aide said the party has spoken and anybody who does not go with the party position should seek relevant legal attention.
He added that “Imo State governor, Hope Uzodinma’s ranting was nothing but unjust because in the first place the Governor lacked knowledge of how and why APC was formed and he cannot speak for it”.
He said, “Hope Uzodinma was not there when APC struggled in all its campaigns and I never saw him following President Buhari anywhere during the campaigns so he lacks the knowledge of what the APC stands for and he cannot speak for it”.
Kawu Sumaila said Adam Oshumole and his cohorts have truly led the party into near collapse if not for the dogged stance of President Buhari.
He asked the party to quickly investigate all those behind its failure and deal decisively with them.