APC Primaries: VoN DG Calls for Oshiomhole's Resignation


Following the crisis generated by the recently concluded All Progressives Congress (APC) primary elections, the director-general of Voice of Nigeria (VoN), Osita Okechukuwu has joined the train of party members calling for the removal of Adams Oshiomhole.

Channels TV reports that Okechukuwu, who was also a senatorial aspirant for the Enugu West senatorial district, gave this opinion on Wednesday, October 24 during a TV session tagged Sunrise Daily.

The VoN director, who attributed the latest crisis hitting APC like storms to the alleged authoritarianism of the party’s leadership, also claimed that candidates were imposed against the people's wishes.

He said: "The little I could read on Comrade Oshiomhole is that he suffers from nacism what in a local palace is called ‘I too know.’

“He doesn’t believe in anybody except himself. He has a fascination with himself and that is costly for the APC. So he should just resign.

“What I am saying is that the crisis on the ground could be located on preferences to kindreds and cronies because if he (Oshiomhole) was genuine, the National Working Committee (NWC) could have been in a place to resolve the issue.

“If there was no authoritarianism or high handedness in his governance, these people could have looked into the composition.”

Okechwuku also noted that the problem behind the crisis in the ruling party is because under the watch of Oshionhole, personal interest was placed over party's, which has indicted the credibility of Oshiomhole's leadership competence.

Citing section 20 of the party’s constitution, Okechukwu expressed that APC leadership should have taken into consideration the federal character principle before making rules and regulations for the conduct of its primaries.