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2019: No positive future for APC as long as Oshiomhole remains chairman - Aggrieved south south aspirants make demands

- The south south zone of the aggrieved aspirants of the APC demand the resignation of Adams Oshiomhole as the party's national chairman

- The aggrieved members of the ruling party say their call for Oshiomhole's resignation follows the allegation of corruption against him

The politicians warn that the 2019 general election might be bleak for the APC in the zone if Oshiomhole remains

Aggrieved aspirants on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the south south zone of Nigeria have reportedly demanded, among others, the removal of Adams Oshiomhole as the party’s national chairman.

The aspirants reportedly declared that the 2019 general elections in the zone would be bleak for the party unless Oshiomhole resigns from office.

The aspirants and stakeholders of the party meeting at Udu, Delta state, according to a report by the Nigerian Tribune

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The report said Alhaji Mumakai-Unagha Bassey Okon Ubor, who signed the communiqué, claimed that with the corruption allegation against Oshiomhole, it was just right for him to resign.

Though the stakeholders emphasized their loyaly and support towards his re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari, they, however, condemned the substitution of names of candidates that won the party’s primary election with those who did not win.

“We call for immediate ratification of the situation to reduce litigations currently ongoing in courts across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory as well as the decamping of faithful members of the party to smaller parties.

“The meeting reviewed the state of the party across the country and South-South in particular.

“Similarly, the meeting took a sweeping assessment of the Adams Oshiomhole led National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressive Congress (APC) vis-à-vis the infamous corruption allegation against the national chairman and the crisis he has created.

“The stakeholders discussed how to deliver states in the south south geopolitical zone to the All Progressive Congress.

“Above all, the stakeholders reviewed the performance of three years of President Muhammadu Buhari and the forthcoming elections.

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“Having exhaustively discussed these and others, the stakeholders unanimously resolved as follows:

“That the south south APC stakeholders still maintained the stand (position) for the resignation of the national chairman, that the Adams Oshiomhole as chairman of the party cannot deliver the Presidential election and other elective positions.

“That unless Oshiomhole resigns as the national chairman, the fortune of the party come 2019 is bleak and dwindling,” the communiqué read.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Ehiozuwa Agbonnayima, a member of the House of Representatives representing Egor/Ikpoba-Okha federal constituency, accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of blackmailing Adams Oshiomhole.

The lawmaker, who spoke with journalists in Benin over the weekend, said that Senate President, Bukola Saraki had no business making any statement against Oshiomhole.

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