All Progressives Congress (APC) in the United Kingdom has joined others to condemn the few who are hell-bent in distracting the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole in his effort at repositioning the party.
In a statement made available to the press in London, United Kingdom on Monday, March 10, 2020, the party spokesperson, Mr. Jacob Ogunseye described the party members who are dragging the name of the party in the mud as agents of distraction who should be ignored in its entirety.
According to the statement, Ogunseye said the party in the United Kingdom is standing solidly behind the National Chairman, Comrade Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole. urging members of the party across the globe to see the present vilification of the Comrade Oshiomhole as a facade that will soon fade away.
In defending the embattled chairman, the statement said “Oshiomhole deserves praises instead of unnecessary calumniation of his leadership as the chairman of the party. The people’s comrade has done more in the history of the party’s leadership.”
“We should not forget early our performances at the last general elections. We won the presidency, we are in firm control of the Senate, we are also in control of the House of Representatives. As the chairman, the governorship candidates were selected through the participation of party members from the grassroots in most states. Oshiomhole has entrenched internal democracy, and this is worth celebrating not otherwise”.
“As it stands today, the chairman stands tall, the presence of our great party can be felt in all the six geopolitical regions of Nigeria. Of course, we lost some but that has not eroded the giant strides accomplished under the present chairman”.
The statement urged the party chairman to ignore those calling for his removal saying such people do not mean well for the party. He maintained that APC members in the United Kingdom under the leadership of Prince Ade Omole are fully behind him.
Ogunseye urged all the aggrieved members to submit themselves to the leadership of the party and fashion out a better way of settling their grievances otherwise ventilate their grievances through the party’s reconciliation committee chaired by Pa Bisi Akande.
“We can only win together; deriding the leadership of the party is tantamount to its balkanization. What we need now is unity. The leaders and the followers should embrace the olive branch from President Muhammadu Buhari and work assiduously to take the party to a new height”, the statement concluded.