Oyegun Slams Oshiomhole Over APC Affairs
In his submission, Oshiomhole is not fit to be in charge of any political party.
Oyegun made the declaration in response to a communique issued by the South-South APC State Chairmen, who blamed him for causing problems within the party while he was chairman.
Naija News recalls the Deputy National Chairman (North), Lawal Shuaibu, had in a letter dated May 28, called for Oshiomhole’s resignation.
He had alleged that Oshiomhole was running the party like a personal outfit.
But the six state chairmen, who rose in defence of Oshiomhole, asked Shuaibu to apologise to the national chairman within seven days, further laying the blame for the party’s woes on Odigie-Oyegun.
However, Oyegun, in a statement by his Public Affairs Adviser, Ray Morphy, in Abuja on Sunday, said the claims of the state chairmen were simply attempts to justify the failings of the party under Oshiomhole.
He said, “Oshiomhole fails because he lacks the temperament that is required to run a political party. He lacks the capacity to manage the different interests and tendencies that constitute a political party.
“He engages his mouth before engaging his mind, so he offends party members. So, how does that constitute traps by Oyegun, the erstwhile chairman?”
“He acts in direct opposite of decisions taken by NWC. No minutes of NWC meetings which, in any event, take place outside the party secretariat.
“How would you not have crises in states with the confusion that Oshiomhole created when he gave the states freedom to choose their methods of choosing candidates for elections?
“Much of the crisis in states arose out of sheer incapacity on the part of the current chairman. How does this Oshiomhole’s incapacity become traps by Oyegun?”
The statement also described Oshiomhole as a bad carpenter who quarrels with his tools.
“Only a bad carpenter quarrels with his tools. Indeed Oshiomhole is degrading and demarketing the party. Rather than seek to bring more people on board, he is chasing people out of the party with his agbero style of engagement,” he added.