The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, on Sunday raised the alarm over what he described as a plot against him by unnamed party stakeholders.
The alarm was sequel to news reports that some high-ranking party stakeholders including some close associates of President Muhammadu Buhari and some unnamed state governors were plotting to ease him out.
Oshiomhole alleged that the stakeholders were mostly party members who were uncomfortable with his “positive” reforms. Oshiomhole’s allegations were contained in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Simon Ebebgulem, in Abuja on Sunday.
According to him, the position of such stakeholders was recently given a voice via pronouncements made by a former APC presidential aspirant, Mumakai Unagha.
Unagha was quoted as saying that the APC would not win the 2019 general elections with Adams Oshiomhole as national chairman. however Oshiomhole said the APC National Working Committee under his leadership was working tirelessly towards repositioning the party towards achieving greater successes.
Oshiomhole’s handling of the recently concluded APC primaries across the nation drew criticisms from some of the party’s aggrieved stakeholders, including the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari.
Mrs Buhari did not hide her disappointment as she took to her twitter handle to vent her anger. Others who were not pleased with Oshiomhole over the handling of the primaries in their states included the Zamfara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari, and the Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, among others.