- APC national chairman will meet aggrieved party leaders in Edo state to resolve some dissatisfaction among members
- Some party chieftains have reportedly threatened to defect from the party as a result of lack of patronage from Governor Godwin Obasaki
- Report also has it that eight APC lawmakers in the House of Assembly are planning to defect because they are not sure of getting the APC ticket for re-election
Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will meet with aggrieved party leaders in Edo state on Thursday, August 9, to resolve some dissatisfaction among party members.
The Nation reports that some party chieftains are threatening to defect from the party as a result of lack of patronage from Governor Godwin Obasaki.
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Speaking with supporters who came to welcome him at the Bénin Airport, Oshiomhole assured them that the party would reward those who worked for it.
“I want to assure you that the tradition of carry our people along will be sustained. You represent what I call our infantry division. You are the ones on Election Day who ensure that our voters come out.
“You are the ones who ensure that the PDP rigging machine was defeated. We must keep you as a standing point, together we will match on and will ensure that everyone who works is looked after.
“I know there are people with all kinds of stories but let me assure you that after the storm the weather will settle. Trust me, as you have not abandoned me, I will never abandon you. To our youths, I want to particularly appeal to you; don’t lose faith. There will be work, there will be participation; there will be involvement. We will not throw away anybody.
”Nobody will be used and dumped. If yesterday was beautiful, tomorrow will be better,” he said.
The news outlet reports further that eight APC lawmakers in the House of Assembly are planning to defect because they are not sure of getting the APC ticket for re-election.
NAIJ.com had reported that Comrade Adams Oshiomole the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), called on the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, to vacate his seat, following his defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Oshiomole made the call in a chat with newsmen following the meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and some APC senators at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa on Wednesday, August 1.
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