The Progressives Governors Forum has implored the All Progressives Congress (APC) chairman Adams Oshiomhole to convene a National Executive Council (NEC) meeting; to address the party’s challenges or resign his position.
This was contained in a statement issued by the PGF Director-General; Mohammed Lukman on Wednesday, November 13.
He said, “It is either Comrade Oshiomhole respect the provision of the party constitution; convene superior organ meeting to deliberate on all our challenges; or he should just accept his inability to manage the party and simply resign.”
The statement also noted that many of the crises facing the party in the state; many of which had cost the party in some states hitherto considered as its stronghold states; are those that the NEC or National Caucus meeting of the party is designed to sort out.
Lukman’s call came in the aftermath of the multiple internal crises rocking the party in states across the country.
There has also been a power tussle between Oshiomhole and his successor, Governor Godwin Obaseki.
The statement continues, “Instead of focusing on working to win elections, we are busy undermining ourselves. All these are ominous signs that we are about to re-enact the Zamfara, Rivers, Bauchi and Adamawa experiences in Bayelsa.
“It is Bayelsa today, Anambra, Edo, and Ondo are being set up for similar experiences. Somehow, unfortunately, the National Executive Council (NEC) of the party; which is the organ vested with the statutory responsibility of responding to all these challenges appear to be suspended.
“The last time it met was August 2018. In its place, the National Working Committee (NWC); which is an administrative organ with the responsibility of implementing decisions of NEC; and other higher organs seems to have usurped the powers of NEC.”