Alleged plot to return Adams Oshiomhole as the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has been uncovered by a chieftain of the party, Salihu Lukman.
Lukman who is the director-general of Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), claimed there were moves to undermine the caretaker committee to achieve the goal ahead of the party’s national convention, reports have it.
The report states that Lukman said in a letter to the caretaker committee said the plot is being hatched to use the Edo governorship poll to bully APC leaders to submission.
“Everything is being done to ensure that the internal politics of the party is manipulated to create a situation whereby Oshiomhole is forcefully made a contender for the position of the national chairman at the extraordinary APC national convention,” he wrote.
Lukman also claimed that Oshiomhole and some APC leaders “are not preparing to approach the Edo election based on fair contests.
“Not even the request of President Muhammadu Buhari for ‘a transparent process so that the confidence of the people will be strengthened’ is guiding the management of the Edo campaign,” he said.
The PGF DG urged the caretaker committee to encourage internal debate without intimidating members who hold divergent/dissenting views from those held by leaders.