Edo election: Ex Buhari’s aide wants APC to punish Oshiomole, others


Former Adviser to President Buhari on National Assembly matters (House of Representatives) Abdulrahman Kawu Sumaila has called on the All Progressives Congress, APC to punish its immediate past Chairman, Adams Oshiomole and all those who are causing party’s downfall.

Mr Suamaila was reacting to the Saturday governorship election in Edo State, where the incumbent governor, Godwin Onaseki of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP defeated Ize-iyamu of APC to win reelection.

He said, the APC caretaker committee should look carefully into the crisis bidevilling the party from 2019 to date and bring all those culprits who responsible for its woes to book.

Speaking to Newsmen in Kano on Tuesday, the former Deputy Chief Whip of the House of Representatives said although, APC was built on the principles of free and fair elections, however some “demagogues” have betrayed the party’s missions of entrenching the internal democracy for their selfish.

“I believe that it is high time the APC looks inwards and bring all those who caused the party plunging into disarray to pay for their misdeeds, and this should be from 2019 to date”, he insisted.

He hinted that the party had already spoken on Edo election, adding that “anybody who does not go with the party’s position should seek relevant legal attention.

“Imo State governor, Hope Uzodinma ranting was nothing but unjust, because in the first place the Governor lack knowledge of how and why APC was formed and he cannot speak for it”.

He said, ” Hope Uzodinma was not there when APC struggled in all its campaigns and i had never seen him following President Buhari anywhere during the Campaigns, so he lack knowledge of what APC stand for and he cannot speak for it,” he said.

Mr Sumaila said Adam Oshumole and his cohorts had truly led the party into near collapse if not for the dogged stance of President Muhammadu Buhari.

He therefore called on the party to quickly investigate all those behind its failure to deal with them.

On visa ban threat by United States of America, Mr Sumaila said the USA and Nigeria have been partnering in ensuring free and fair elections, noting that the support should continue beyond 2013.

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