- APC youths in south south said Edo state former state governor Adams Oshiomole has fought doggedly for the party in the region
- They asked the minister of transport, Rotimi Ameachi not to fight Oshiomole over his ambition
- The youths said they perceived that Ameachi is trying to stop Oshiomhole from becoming APC’s national chairman
Minister of transport, Rotimi Ameachi has been asked by All Progressives Congress (APC) youths in Southsouth to stop fighting former Edo state governor Adams Oshiomhole over position of the party’s national chairman.
The Nation reports that the youths noted that Ameachi should focus on how the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would be defeated in River state.
According to a statement signed by Ebie Paul (Bayelsa); Chidom Ogor (Rivers); Tony Adun (Edo); Edesiri Ojugo (Delta); Victor Eket (Cross River) and Igbiri Cosmas (Akwa Ibom , Oshiomhole fought doggedly for the APC in the south south, and because of him, APC was able to hold on to Edo state.
Statement read: ''But Amaechi failed to win Rivers State for APC. Each time there is an election, he decides not to participate and PDP will win, so how can such a man want to dictate who becomes what in APC in the Southsouth?
''Rather than strategising how to defeat Wike, Amaechi has been holding meetings to stop Oshiomhole from becoming APC’s National Chairman.
''Oshiomhole comes to Benin and walks freely because he is loved by his people, but Amaechi cannot walk the streets of Port Harcourt freely unless with soldiers; this is the sign that he is not home with his people.
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''We appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari to open his eyes very well because people like Amaechi lack what it takes to deliver the South South for him. Oshiomhole has done it in Edo state, and we know that APC will pick more states in the South South if he becomes the chairman.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that a chieftain of the APC in Edo state, Major General Charles Airhiavbere faulted the endorsement of ex-governor Adams Oshiomhole by the south-south caucus of the party for the national chairmanship position. Independent reports that according to him, Oshiomhole is not an alternative to John Odigie-Oyegun, the incumbent chairman.
Senator Melaye spoke on arrest, alleged escape from police while speaking on the division in the south-south chapter of the APC over the choice of Odigie-Oyegun and Oshiomhole for the APC chairmanship position, Airhiavbere said the former remains the best candidate, given how he had been able to keep the ruling party together despite all the challenges faced after winning the 2015 presidential election.
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