Abuja Protesters Demand Oshiomhole Removal As Chairman
Some aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) took to the street of Abuja on Friday to demand the removal of the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.
The protesters carried placards to the national secretariat with some inscriptions like “Oshiomhole Must Go”, “Ole” among others.
A member of the APC who described himself as one of the leaders of the protest Abubakar Alihu said the protest was to express displeasure at Oshiomhole’s leadership style.
Premium Times reports that the protesters demanded Oshiomhole’s removal because of the crisis that led to the defeat of APC governorship candidate in Zamfara State.
According to Alihu, “Our message is clear and simple, Oshiomhole must leave. Enough is enough, he must go. He has not been using his diplomacy to solve the problems in the party. This has cost us to lose a lot of states such as Oyo State, Zamfara State, Bauchi State, and other states,” he said.
“What happened in Zamfara really hurt us because we won the election initially but the court gave the verdict to the PDP due to the fact that APC chairman messed up in some aspects and failed to tackle those aspects.”
He said the success credited to Oshiomhole in Kogi and Bayela State does not change the way the people feel, adding that the Chairman refused to address the problem within the party.
The protest took a different turn after a different group loyal to the APC Chairman countered the aggrieved members.
The thugs threw stones and stick at the anti-protesters injuring at least one.
Heavily armed security operations manning the party’s secretariat later disperse both protest groups.
The security agents fired tear gas and shot into the air to disperse the protesters.