… You lack powers in your suspended state to announce any appointment within APC
… Says Amaechi has no hand in the campaign against party chairman
… Begs Buhari to save APC from Oshiomhole’s plot to pull party down
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress and former National Publicity Secretary of the defunct New People’s Democratic Party (nPDP),Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has issued a stern warning to the controversial and outgoing Chairman of the APC, Comr. Adams Oshiomole, over his boguous and unsubstantiated claims in his recent outburst, to the effect that the Hon. Minister for Transportation, and former Rivers Governor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi is the brain behind his self inflicted ordeal and travails.
In a press statement issued and circulated to media houses in Port Harcourt, the party chief expressed dismay over Oshiomole’s inordinate claims, stressing that Rt. Hon. Amaechi is not a National Executive Committee member of the APC and therefore should be spared in Oshiomole’s misguided outburst.
“It is unfortunate and sad that Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the outgoing National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), instead of addressing the woes he has brought to APC, and the issues that prompted some members to seek court intervention to oust him from office, is trying to hold at anything to keep afloat, by insinuating that Rt. Hon. Dr. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, erstwhile Governor of Rivers State, APC Leader South-South, and Minster of Transportation, is behind his unfortunate and current plight”.
Chief Eze, a prominent chieftain of the APC, further expressed shock on how Adams Oshiomhole should mention Amaechi in the list of those plotting for his ouster from the party.
“Has Amaechi become an Exco or a member of Oshiomhole’s Political Ward in Edo State that suspended him from the party for his anti party activities or is Amaechi listed amongst those that took him to court?”, Eze queried.
Eze counselled Oshiomhole to kindly look for his clothes where he took his bath and leave Amaechi out of his self-inflicted political woes and misfortune which he brought to himself based on his misguided style of leadership.
“Rt. Hon. Amaechi is too busy and constantly preoccupied with official functions and activities for public good and should not be distracted by trivial matters such as this. Nigerians should caution Oshiomole to allow the Minister concentrate on his mission of transforming and improving the fortunes of Nigerians in the areas related to his mandate in line with vision of the Presidency of Mohammadu Buhari”, Eze stated.
Judging from the crisis and attendant misfortunes his chairmanship has brought the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomole, ought to know that his stay as the National Chairman of the party is over, no matter those promoting and encouraging him in the destruction of a party which he met as formidable, virile, cohesive and vibrant force.
Eze reiterated that Amaechi has nothing to do with the current situation faced by the embattled outgoing National Chairman.
Chief Eze maintained that “Amaechi, Gov. Elrufai and Gov. Fayemi or any other Governor has nothing to do with your current state but the fact remains that for you to preside over a party that lost critical States like Oyo, Zamfara, Rivers, Sokoto, Adamawa, Bauchi and recently Bayelsa that were hitherto strong areas of the party, portray you as an unsound leader who can never make APC win the 2023 general elections. If you truly love APC as you claims, humbly resign and allow those with better ideas to reposition and rediscover the party before you finally destroy it in toto.
On Oshiomhole’s opinion that he helped in recognising the faction of Amaechi in the assumed crisis of APC in Rivers State, Eze maintained that if Oshiomhole was sincere and forthright in the affairs of the crisis that bedeviled the party, triggered by agents of PDP and enemies of the APC in the State by suspending Abe and his cohorts as was expected, APC would have been in power in Rivers State and would have saved the State from the sad situation imposed on her by the visionless administration of PDP in the State.
Eze counseled Adams to do his best and reconcile with the performing Governor of Edo State, Chief Godwin Obaseki who he once said was the brain behind most of his feats when he was the Governor of Edo State.
“To try to cause crisis in Edo State by trying to impose the former PDP Gubernatorial candidate, Pastor Ize-Iyamu, as APC candidate for the 2020 gubernatorial election is an idea dead on arrival, unacceptable, miscarriage of Justice and wickedness of the highest level in leadership”. Eze lamented.
He recalled that Oshiomhole once described Pastor Iyamu as unfit to be Governor of a State like Edo; and to turn around to encourage such a character to fly the flag of APC is asking for too much.
Eze pleads with Oshiomhole to respect the Court’s ruling on his suspension and work with Chief Victor Giadom who at the moment is the highest elected officer of the party to see how far he can help in restoring the integrity of the party. Oshiomhole should stop stop making unwarranted appointments which he knows that with his suspension he lacks powers to announce any appointment within the party at the moment.
In this regard, Eze pleads with President Muhammadu Buhari who is the ultimate Leader of the party to intervene and prevail on Oshiomhole to take the honourable path and save the party from an impending doom, if he is allowed to continue with his misguided journey of destruction.