The Director-General of the Progressive Governors’ Forum, Salihu Lukman, has berated the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole.
Naija News reports that Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State had left the party on Tuesday after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari and his Chief of Staff, Professor Ibrahim Gambari.
The Edo State Governor was disqualified by the ruling party from contesting its primaries ahead of the State Governorship election.
Obaseki’s Deputy, Philip Shaibu has also announced during a news conference that he will be leaving the party alongside his boss.
In a statement on Tuesday, Lukman accused Oshiomhole of hawking the party’s soul to “buccaneers” whose interests are winning elections unfairly.
According to the director-general, every member of the APC should be worried over recent happenings in the party.
Lukman said: “It is very difficult and challenging to come to terms with unfolding development in APC. The disconcerting reality of becoming clobbered into another undemocratic political platform, which is intolerant to basic tenets of free and fair contests is hard to admit,” he said.
“Being troubled should have spurred us into some sober reflections with the objective of remedying the situation. Unfortunately, it would appear that we are more determined to reproduce all the obdurate painful experiences, every time we are faced with electoral contests.
“It was Rivers, Zamfara and Bayelsa. Now Edo and Ondo are basically on a roller-coaster with perhaps emerging with the same predictable outcome that consumed our electoral victories in Zamfara and Bayelsa States. Why should this be allowed to happen?
“It is clear that, APC leadership as currently constituted under the leadership of Comrade Oshiomhole is imprudent and cannot be entrusted with the task of leading the party.
“Comrade Oshiomhole’s NWC has hawked the soul of the party to political buccaneers whose narrow interest is just about unfairly winning elections.”