By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
A chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu State, Osita Okechukwu, has said that the virus affecting the ruling party is the embattled chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, and not the clamour for who becomes the Presidential candidate of the ruling party in 2023 as claimed by Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
In a statement he issued in Abuja on behalf of a group he called ‘Oshiomhole Must Go’, Okechukwu said the national chairman was elected as sole candidate because of the high expectations on him, regretting that after two years in office, Oshiomhole is now a ‘Bull in the China Shop’; in utter disregard to the high expectations of the responsibility entrusted on him, and the constitution of the APC.
He said Oshiomhole has today committed without remorse 10 monumental cardinal sins against the party, including: “Revival and Resurrection of collapsing Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) structure, a political party in 2018 was ravaged by internecine intra-party feud; to win more states like Adamawa, Bauchi, Zamfara, and Sokoto, all strongholds of APC.
“Brazen Incompetence: Second revival of PDP is evidenced in the Bayelsa State imbroglio. It is our considered belief that no sane national chairman of a prominent political party would submit the name of an incumbent Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to be Deputy Governor, without evaluating the strategic cost to the party.
“Most importantly lack of diligent scrutiny of essential documents of candidate , or One Man-Show, points to Osho-Virus crass negligence and incompetence”, the statement said.
It said there was haphazard expenditure of party funds, such that more than N14billion realized from Presidential, Gubernatorial and Legislative Primary Fees remain unaccounted for.
On this note, he urged Buhari, Governors, Senators, Reps members and State Assemblies and members of the APC NEC to save the Soul of the party from further unknown consequences of ‘Osho-Virus damage’ and destruction.