- Governors on the platform of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) are brewing for a political fight
- The governors have concluded plans to pass vote of no confidence on the current National Working Committee (NWC) of the party
- National Chairman of the APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun is expected to lose his position
A report by Blueprint has indicated that governors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have concluded plans to pass vote of no confidence on the current National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.
The governors involved in the plot are said to have begun serious search for possible replacements of the current NWC members of the party.
An unnamed senior member of the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT) quoted in the report, said most of the APC governors, had lost confidence in their representatives and Oyegun’s general leadership style.
The source said: “The current NWC had breached the party’s constitution which clearly states that National Convention must hold within every two years, but the reverse has been the case.
“Most of the current national officers are having one issue or the other against their governors.”
The source continued: “In Imo, Rochas Okorocha is not in the same camp with the National Organising Secretary, Osita Izunaso who is representing his state.
“In Kano, the current National Treasurer is a core loyalist of Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, which Governor Ganduje is not comfortable with.
“The same thing in Edo, the current National Chairman cannot continue to enjoy the support of Governor Obaseki because of the former governor’s interest in the same seat.
“Go to Kaduna, Governor El-Rufai has lost confidence in the APC National Vice Chairman, Inuwa Abdulkadir, and the list goes like that.
“So, the current NWC members know these facts and they are just buying time.”
Governor Okorocha who is the chairman of the APC governors had during a visit to the party secretariat late last year said the ruling party was in need of “restructuring.”
The report also stated that the immediate past governor of Edo state, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has intensified efforts to replace Oyegun.
In a chat with journalists at the weekend, another chieftain of the party at the state level said: “As you know, some persons are angry with the National Chairman and these are people who are supposedly to finance the party.
“They believe that if Oyegun is removed, they can continue to finance the party and this is what some NWC members would like to see happen in the party.”
Meanwhile, the APC has said it will hold its 2nd National Convention in April this year.
The party in a statement released by Bolaji Abdullahi the national publicity secretary, said the processes leading to the National Convention, would commence with the congress to fill some of the vacant positions in the states.