Some governors of the All Progressives Congress, APC, are seeking the removal of Adams Oshiomhole, as the national chairman of the ruling party.
TheCable reports that a minister, who preferred to be anonymous disclosed this on Wednesday.
According to the minister, some aggrieved governors refused to make financial contribution towards last week’s convention of the ruling party and are monitoring how the proceeds from the sale of nomination forms for 2019 elections are being spent.
“Some of the governors who are displeased with the leadership style of Oshiomhole have told President Muhammadu Buhari that Oshiomhole must give way if the APC is to record victory in the 2019 general election,” he said.
“They are insisting that Oshiomhole must go because they can’t work with him for the election next year. They refused to contribute to the APC convention and asked the party chairman to use the N10 billion he collected from the sale of nomination forms. They are also monitoring how he is spending it.”
He hinted that strategies to use in removing Oshiomhole were discussed at a meeting with the president on Wednesday.
Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara, has come out openly to criticise Oshiomhole whom he described as acting like a mini-god.
The battle to oust the chairman gained momentum after the national working committee of the party screened preferred candidates of some governors out of the 2019 race.