By Shola Abayomi.
Former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun, has lambasted the embattled national chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole for lacking the character to manage the varied interests of members of the party.
In a statement signed by his adviser, Ray Morphy, Oyegun said: “Oshiomhole fails because he lacks the temperament that is required to run a political party. He lacks the capacity to manage the different interests and tendencies that constitute a political party.
“Oshiomhole engages his mouth before engaging his mind, so he offends party members.
“Already, the Deputy National Chairman has confirmed that Oshiomhole runs the party without recourse to the NWC. He acts in direct opposite of decisions taken by the NWC. No minutes of NWC meetings which in any event take place outside the party secretariat.
“How would you not have crisis in states with the confusion that Oshiomhole created when he gave the states freedom to choose their methods of choosing candidates for elections? Much of the crisis in states arose out of sheer incapacity on the part of the current chairman.
“Many party men were aghast at the unfairness and injustice meted them during the party primaries process. Only a bad carpenter quarrels with his tools. Indeed, Oshiomhole is degrading and de-marketing the party; rather than seeking to bring more people on board, he is chasing people out of the party with his agbero style of engagement,” Oyegun empasized in the statement.