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Govs, APC leaders split over Oshiomhole’s sack

The ongoing plot to force the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, out of office has split governors elected on the platform of the party as well as its leaders at the state level.

The plot to remove Oshiomhole came to the fore at the last National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of APC held last Friday amidst protests for and against the move by members of the party.

Although he survived the sack plot at the meeting, a source in the party told New Telegraph that some governors were still bent on showing him the exit door and are currently working through the state party chairmen to actualise the project.

It was gathered that out of 19 APC governors, 11 are strongly in support of the removal of the former Edo State governor as the APC national chairman, five are standing behind the embattled party boss, while the remaining three are said to be indifferent.

The governors said to be backing Oshiomhole’s removal are: Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna), Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), Aminu Masari (Kano), Godwin Obaseki (Edo), Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), Mai Mala Buni (Yobe), Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi), Abubakar Badaru (Jigawa), (Nasarawa) and Mohammed Bello (Niger).

The governors said to be supporting Oshiomhole include: Yahaya Bello (Kogi), Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos), Gboyega Oyetola (Osun) and Prof. Zulumu (Borno). On the other hand, Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), Simon Lalong (Plateau) and Abdulraham Abdulrazak (Kwara) are said to be indifferent about the plot.

The governors met in Jos, Plateau State with President Muhammadu Buhari and other party leaders over some policies of the administration.

A source close to the Progressives Governors’ Forum (PGF), hinted that the governors might discuss the crisis in the party and possibly the need to remove the APC national Chairman at the meeting.

A source, who was at the last NEC meeting, said the former labour leader has been doing everything possible to gain more governors and party leaders to his side.

New Telegraph 

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