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Oshiomhole In Trouble? Angry APC Governors Heading To Abuja To Sack Him

The alarm raised by APC national chairman Adams Oshiomhole coincides with the intensification of efforts by angry governors and some Presidency cabal members to remove him from office. 

Already, the governors are collecting signatures to sack him.

ThisDay learnt last night that 15 of 21 governors of the party, being coordinated by one of them from the South-west, are collecting signatures to force a National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting that would unseat the national chairman.

The governors, multiple sources said, would be converging on Abuja on Tuesday to finalise their objective.

The party has also explained that it opted for consensus and made some hard choices in a desperate bid to meet the October 18 deadline set for submission of its candidates’ list for elections into the National Assembly.

In an apparent response to criticisms coming from some governors elected on APC’s platform, Oshiomhole vowed that only the party, and not pseudo political empires in the states, had the power to superintend the primary elections for the nomination of its candidates in the general election.

Oshiomhole who blamed those he referred to as “conservative elements” for spearheading a plot to pass a vote of no confidence against him, said their main grouse was his insistence on party supremacy and discipline.

He noted that before his emergence as chairman, the party was wallowing in impunity and disrespect to laid down rules.

But will he be able to withstand the governors force? Time will tell.