APC in­ter­nal cri­sis: No­body is above party, says state chair­men

The Punch - - NEWS - Ka­marudeen ogun­dele

The Fo­rum of All Pro­gres­sives Congress state Chair­men has backed the Na­tional Chair­man of the party, Adams Osh­iom­hole, in his bid to pro­mote party supremacy.

The fo­rum said all mem­bers must toe the line of dis­ci­pline and re­spect for the party hi­er­ar­chy in or­der to pro­mote in­ter­nal democ­racy.

It stated this in re­ac­tion to the re­cent lift­ing of the sus­pen­sion on some no­table mem­bers by the Na­tional Work­ing Com­mit­tee.

The NWC had re­cently lifted the sus­pen­sion on Ondo State

Gov­er­nor, ro­timi Ak­eredolu; the im­me­di­ate past gov­er­nor of Ogun State, Sen­a­tor Ibikunle Amo­sun and his Imo State coun­ter­part, rochas Oko­rocha.

The NWC also lifted the sus­pen­sion on the Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of Voice of Nige­ria, Osita Okechukwu, and the for­mer Min­is­ter of Niger Delta, Usani Usani.

Speak­ing with our cor­re­spon­dent, the sec­re­tary of the fo­rum and state chair­man of Enugu APC, Dr ben Nwoye, said the supremacy of the party must be re­spected by all.

“The re­call of sus­pended APC mem­bers by the NWC is a wel­come de­vel­op­ment. The move will help to re­duce the ten­sion be­tween party lead­ers in the af­fected states,” Nwoye said.

he said the ac­tions taken by Osh­iom­hole would strengthen the party and serve as a de­ter­rent to others.

he stated, “The ac­tion of NWC served as a de­ter­rent to others who may wish to un­der­mine the party or en­gage in any form of anti-party ac­tiv­i­ties in the fu­ture.

“The party is supreme un­der the lead­er­ship of Adams Osh­iom­hole. In­deed, in the APC, no­body is above the law.”

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