Oshiomhole has spoken on returning as APC National Chairman.
ENigeria Newspaper reports that Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, a former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), yesterday denied plotting to stage a come back to office. He also distanced himself from the leadership crisis rocking the ruling party.
In a statement by his media aide, Victor Oshioke in Abuja, Oshiomhole described the rumour of his chairmanship ambition as false and reaffirmed his loyalty to the party under the leadership of Governor Mai Mala Buni.
Oshiomhole dissociated himself from a statement credited to Chief Chukwuemeka Eze, an aide of a Minister from the Southsouth, who was quoted to have said that Mr. Festus Keyamo, Minister of State for Labour and Employment, and others were plotting to bring back Oshiomhole as national chairman.
The former Edo State governor said the statement was far from the truth, recalling the role Keyamo played in the dissolution of the Oshiomole-led National Working Committee (NWC) last year.
Oshiomole said: “Our attention has been drawn to a statement credited to Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, a former National Publicity Secretary of the defunct New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP), who is now a member of the APC and self-styled aide of Minister of Transportation, Chief Rotimi Amaechi.
”In the said statement widely reported in the media, Chief Eze was quoted as saying that Mr. Festus Keyamo (SAN), Hon. Minister of State for Labour and Employment, and others were plotting to bring back Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as national chairman of the APC.
”Ordinarily we would have ignored this nonsensical suggestion. However, it is pertinent to set the records straight and put to rest this ridiculous falsehood being marketed by Eze Chukwuemeka Eze.”