Former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has commended his party Caretaker Committee Chairman, Governor Mai-Mala Buni for his visionary leadership and foresight.
Oshiomhole former Governor of Edo State said Buni leadership style has depleted the membership of the Peoples Democratic party and causing upset that led to the defection of some Governors elected on the platform of Nigeria’s main opposition party to the ruling APC.
Oshiomhole made the assertion this in a statement signed by his media aide, Mr. Victor Oshioke on Wednesday in Benin City, Edo State Capital.
Recall that three PDP Governors, Mr. David Umahi (Ebonyi), Prof. Ben Ayade (Cross River) and Mr. Bello Mattawalle of (Yobe) States had defected from APC to PDP, amidst speculation that another PDP was already in the kitty.
He pledged his “loyalty to the APC under the leadership of Governor Mai-Mala Buni”, adding that “all hands should come on deck to support the Buni- led Caretaker Committee to complete its assignment rather than creating distractions”.
He also congratulated Governor Mai-Mala Buni and the entire members of the Caretaker Committee for demonstrating unprecedented committeemen in uniting APC, assuring that he will not be part of any plot to destabilise or “ridicule the party in any way or for any reason”.
According to Oshiomhole, “with the successful conduct of the card congresses nationwide, the Committee should be encouraged to proceed with the Local Government Areas, State Congresses and eventually the National Convention of the party”.
The former party chairman said he took exemptions to a statement authored by one Chief Eze; wherein he was quoted as saying that Mr. Festus Keyamo SAN, and others were plotting to bring back Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as national chairman of APC.