By Boaji Uke
The APC Young Stakeholders have called on the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, to forsake his position with immediate effect, concerning the heavy blow on the All Progressives Congress, APC, last week in Bayelsa State.
After the group protest at the Party Secretariat Monday, Ahmed Adamu, the APC Young Stakeholders says that “Enough is enough! We are tired of the lackadaisical and weak leadership this man has given, he must go!” in a statement signed and made available by its convener.
The group enumerated the sins of Oshiomole as follows:
“Micromanaging the Party and weakening the other organs of the party: Oshiomole has made the APC a one man show, that borders around himself and himself alone.
“Nothing else works in the party without his control. The other organs of the party have become weak. From the secretariat, to the youth wing, all are dead, because he has made the party revolve around him.
“Zero accountability: The party has raised Billions and Billions of Naira from the sale of forms during the 2019 elections. Up to date, Oshiomole has not been able to account for these moneys, neither has he been able to show anything of worth in which he has spent the money on.
“Inability to manage internal crisis: Oshiomole has shown lack of leadership capacity to manage the internal issues of the party. While it is not new that there would be disagreements within the party, effective and determined leadership would ordinarily bring everyone together.
“These qualities, Adams Oshiomole lacks. Rather than be a unifier he has been a divider of the party. He has caused needless friction among members that has led to so much hate and anger in the party.
“Loss of States: Due to the incompetence of the Party Chairman, Adams Oshiomole, the Party has been on a loosing streak. He has created a lot of division in the states and through sharp practices encouraged by him, he has allowed fraud divide the party in states.”
The party’s young stakeholders said that this has led the APC to unfortunate losses in states.
According to them, under the leadership of “incompetence” Oshiomole, the APC has lost Zamfara, Bacuhi, Sokoto, Adamawa, Benue and Oyo States.
“His recklessness and inability to manage the party is looking like we are up for more losses again,” they added.
“The party has become more divided under Adams Oshiomole. Members have been set against each other to become enemies and he has failed to provide the unifying leadership needed.
“The party has become ideologically directionless under Adams Oshiomole. He has refused to entertain any scholarly seminars, intellectual conferences to boost the party’s policy-making and ideological growth.
“The party today is home to several unresolved disputes – due to his immaturity and inability to provide leadership.
“Issues of Payment for Ticket: Several members of the party were defrauded by proxies of Adams Oshiomhole who had collected money from him with the promise that they would be secured tickets and victories at the primaries. His proxies collected these moneys and it turned out that they were defrauded with no tickets.”