Senator Lawal Shuaibu, the Deputy National Chairman of APC, North, has asked the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, to step aside because he does not possess the necessary experience or capabilities to run a political party.
According to the APC Deputy Chairman, Oshiomhole was brought in to win elections, it is therefore absolutely unacceptable to keep losing, adding that the strength of a political party lies in the number of states it is able to win.
“We had 23 states in 2015, but after the 2019 elections, we lost 7 states,” he said.
Shuaibu in his letter on Tuesday also said that the ruling party can never succeed in the National Assembly with Oshiomhole’s hostile approach.
He further told Oshiomhole that his instruction to senators-elect has never been the tradition of legislature anywhere.
An APC lawmaker-elect had few weeks ago berated the APC National Chairman for giving directives to lawmakers like a headmaster instructing his pupils.
“Use your calculator; any APC senator backed by PDP senators only needs 6 other APC senators to become the next Senate President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. We had 60 senators in 2015, now we have just 57,” he noted.
Shuaibu said that for any APC senator to become a presiding officer he must go down on his kneels to beg the PDP. Yet the APC Chairman announced on national TV that no APC will collaborate with the PDP.
Naija Buzz had published a report few weeks ago where Oshiomhole while speaking to lawmakers elect instructed them not to collaborate with their PDP colleagues in the National Assembly.
The Speaker of the National House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, had noted that since 1999, the imposition of candidates on lawmakers had never succeeded in the National Assembly. Dogara noted that candidates endorsed by ruling political party as presiding officers were normally rejected by lawmakers.
Read Senator Shuaibu’s letter in part below (a page is however missing);
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