Three governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, are set to lead the charge against some of their colleagues who have continued to strategize on how to unseat the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
The governors — Babagana Zulum of Borno State, Hope Uzodinma of Imo State and Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State, are said to be leading about eight other governors who are displeased with the onslaught against Oshiomhole. Others are the governors of Kano, Katsina, Kogi, Kwara, Lagos, Nasarawa, Ogun and Yobe states.
Some of the governors who would be meeting soon, are said to have resolved to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari, saying no governor has the monopoly of visiting the Presidential Villa, alluding to the manner their anti-Oshiomhole colleagues have been frolicking the Presidential Villa to get the buy-in of the Presidency in their bid to oust Oshiomhole.
“The pro-Oshiomhole governors have now vowed to halt the anti-Oshiomhole governors in their tracks and have perfected plans to also meet with the President.
“They are saying enough is enough with those governors. They believe that these people want to destabilise the party. They believe it is because they have been quiet, that is why others are going to the Presidential Villa to misinform the President.
“What they are saying is that nobody has a monopoly of going to the Villa,” said a top party official who did not want his identity revealed for fear of a political backlash.
Some governors allegedly led by chairman of the APC Governors Forum and governor of Kebbi State, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu; chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum and governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, and Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna have continued to sustain an offensive to get Oshiomhole out of office.