Posted by News Express | 10 March 2020 | 1,303 times
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former National Publicity Secretary of the defunct New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP), Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has issued a stern warning to the suspended Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, over what he called his “bogus and unsubstantiated claims in his recent outburst”, to the effect that the Minister for Transportation, and former Rivers Governor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, is the brain behind his self-inflicted ordeal and travails.
In a press statement issued and circulated to media houses in Port Harcourt, the party chief expressed dismay over Oshiomhole’s inordinate claims, stressing that Rt. Hon. Amaechi will not be involved in any act that will ruin or weaken the party and should therefore be spared in Oshiomole’s misguided outburst.
“It is unfortunate and sad that Comrade Oshiomhole, the outgoing National Chairman of the APC, instead of addressing the woes he has brought to the party, and the issues that prompted some members to seek court intervention to oust him from office, is trying to hold at anything to keep afloat, by insinuating that Rt. Hon Rotimi Amaechi, erstwhile Governor of Rivers State, APC Leader South-South and Minster of Transportation, is behind his unfortunate and current plights.
“Worthy of note also is the fact that Amaechi is a member of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of our great part by virtue of the fact that he was an ex-Governor. The constitution of the party statutorily confers that on him or any other ex-Governor that’s a member of the party and being a humble personality doesn’t, in any way, allow any of these positions to becloud his sense of reasoning or act of patriotism.”
Chief Eze, a prominent chieftain of the APC, further expressed shock on how Oshiomhole should mention Amaechi in the list of those plotting his ouster from the party.
“Has Amaechi become an EXCO or a member of Oshiomhole’s political ward in Edo State that suspended him from the party for his anti-party activities or is Amaechi listed amongst those that took him to court?” Eze queried.
He counselled Oshiomhole to “kindly look for his clothes where he took his bath” and leave Amaechi out of his self-inflicted political woes and misfortune which he brought to himself based on his misguided style of leadership.
“Rt. Hon. Amaechi is too busy and constantly preoccupied with official functions and activities for public good and should not be distracted by trivial matters such as this. Nigerians should caution Oshiomhole to allow the Minister concentrate on his mission of transforming and improving the fortunes of Nigerians in the areas related to his mandate in line with vision of the President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Judging from the crisis and attendant misfortunes his chairmanship has brought the APC, Oshiomole ought to know that his stay as the National Chairman of the party is over, no matter those promoting and encouraging him in the destruction of a party which he met as formidable, virile, cohesive and vibrant force.”
Eze reiterated that Amaechi has nothing to do with the current situation faced by the embattled outgoing National Chairman.
Chief Eze maintained that “Amaechi, Gov. El-Rufai and Gov. Fayemi or any other Governor has nothing to do with your current state but the fact remains that for you to preside over a party that lost critical states like Oyo, Zamfara, Rivers, Sokoto, Adamawa, Bauchi and recently Bayelsa that were hitherto strong areas of the party, portray you as an unsound leader who can never make APC win the 2023 general elections. If you truly love APC as you claims, humbly resign and allow those with better ideas to reposition and rediscover the party before you finally destroy it in toto.”
On Oshiomhole’s opinion that he helped in recognising the faction of Amaechi in the assumed crisis of APC in Rivers State, Eze maintained: “If Oshiomhole was sincere and forthright in the affairs of the crisis that bedeviled the party, triggered by agents of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and enemies of the APC in the state by suspending Abe and his cohorts as was expected, APC would have been in power in Rivers State and would have saved the State from the sad situation imposed on her by the visionless administration of PDP in the state.”
Eze counseled Oshiomhole to do his best and reconcile with the performing Governor of Edo State, Chief Godwin Obaseki, “who he once said was the brain behind most of his feats when he was the Governor of Edo State.”
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