APC Vice-Chairman (South-south) Prince Hilliard Eta has debunked the rumour of Oshiomhole been abandoned by the party leaders in the South-south. Yesterday, he said those behind the plot to remove the party’s National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, plan to weaken the ruling party.
He alleged that the motive of the agents of destabilization was to pave way for their 2023 presidential ambitions.
The APC chieftain said he has unravelled moves by the anti-Oshiomhole elements in the party to distract President Muhammadu Buhari from delivering, thereby weakening the fortunes of the party and moving members to another party where they can pursue their selfish ambition come 2023.
The APC vice-chairman told reporters in Abuja where he debunked media reports that his kinsmen in the Southsouth have abandoned Oshiomhole.
Contrary to reports, Eta maintained that members and leaders of the party from the Southsouth geo-political zone are solidly behind the leadership of the national chairman.
He said: “Oshiomhole remains the best for the position. Therefore, he is enjoying the support of the leaders of the zone contrary to reports in the media.”
Eta added: “I was surprised when I read the report that the Southsouth has abandoned Oshiomhole, that is completely untrue and being fueled by those plotting evil against the national chairman. I am the National Vice Chairman of the party in the South-South zone, and I know better. The political leader of the zone who is the Deputy Senate President (Ovie Omo-Agege) was not contacted by anyone to know the position of the zone.
“So, I wonder where that Newspaper got their information from. As I speak with you, the zone is implicitly behind the national chairman of our party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. We are fully in support of our chairman and people from outside of our zone will not tell us how we will manage our office that was zone to our region.