Salihu Lukman, Director-General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), has alleged that some people are plotting to return Adams Oshiomhole as national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Lukman made the allegation in a letter addressed to Mai Mala Buni, Chairman of the APC Caretaker Committee.
Oshiomhole was suspended as national chairman of the APC in June after the Court of Appeal affirmed his suspension.
The suspension led to a public lingering tussle for power among different factions of the ruling party until the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) dissolved the National Working Committee (NWC) led by Oshiomhole.
Lukman claimed that some unnamed persons aim to bring Oshiomhole back to the saddle of the party’s leadership by making the upcoming Edo governorship the only priority of the APC.
The letter read: “Just like before the June 25, 2020 emergency NEC, issues of Edo State are dominating public discussions and considerations of issues concerning the party.
“This is being foisted on the party as a strategy to weaken the initiative of the caretaker committee from taking steps that could facilitate the resolution of the leadership crisis through ensuring that the forthcoming extraordinary national convention to elect a new national chairman and other members of the National Working Committee for the party different from Adams Oshiomhole is blocked.
“In other words, everything is being done to ensure that the internal politics of the party is manipulated to create situations whereby Oshiomhole is forcefully made a contender for the position of the national chairman at the extraordinary APC national convention.”