Protesters storm APC secretariat, demand Oshiomhole’s sacking


    Dozens of protesters have stormed the national headquarters of the All Progressives Congress to demand the sack of the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.

    The protesters, who said they were members of the APC Young Stakeholders (Forum), stormed the party headquarters as early as 11am with various placards with inscriptions such as: “Oshiomhole Must Go”, “Oshiomhole go home”, “We are tired of losing”, and “Enough is Enough.”

    A leader of the protesters, Mathias Omikpa, said the APC young stakeholders were tired of reversals of the party’s victories on account of the tardiness of the party chairman.

    He said, “It is time for Oshiomhole to go, we are tired of this downward trend. The national chairman has brought nothing but misfortunes to our party from Zamfara to Rivers now Bayelsa. We are calling on the President, (Major General) Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and the National Leader, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, to intervene.

    “The action of this chairman has reduced the gains of our great party before he became chairman, our party controlled 24 states we are now down to 18 only God knows how many more states we will lose if he remains as chairman within the next one year.”

    The protesters sang anti-Oshiomhole songs and conducted themselves peacefully as a combined team of security staff of the APC, regular policemen and officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps watched from a safe distance.

    Another member of the group, Genesis Johnson, expressed disappointment with the party’s “sure slide into the abyss.”

    Johnson said, “Look at what happened in Bayelsa State, it was caused by Oshiomhole and we say enough is enough. We want him to park his load and leave that office. He is not the only Nigerian that can manage that office.

    “Since he came into office, he has been creating problems for this party. We will suffer to win election and at the end of the day opposition will go to court and collect the state.”

    Attempts to get a reaction from Oshiomhole’s media aide were unsuccessful as of the time of filing this report. Calls to his mobile phone were neither picked nor returned.

    A response to a text message sent to him on the subject was still being awaited as at 5.21pm.

    However, a party leader who didn’t want his name in print because he was not authorised to speak to the media, said, “The party will not dignify their demands with a response.”

    Source: PunchNG

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