John Odigie-Oyegun, who is the former national chairman of the All Progressive Congress, has challenged the leading strategy of the incumbent National chairman, Adams Oshiomhole who succeeded him.
He said Oshiomole lacks the temperament and ability to govern a political party.
The former national chairman made this known while replying to the accusation laid against him as the cause of the conflict within the party by south-south APC state chairman.
Lawal Shuaibu, the deputy national chairman (North) had already issued Oshiomhole letter on May 28 asking him to resign for illegally leading the party like a private organisation.
He had proved in that most decision made to the national working committee your decision of national chairman person personally and forced on the party without a formal meeting.
In response to the allegation on Oshiomole, the chairmen of the six geo-political zone told Shuaibu to apologise to the National Chairman within 7 days and accused Odigie-Oyegun of the troubled in the party.
In a statement by Mr Ray Morphy, the public affairs adviser to Odigie-Oyegun said the excuse of the state chairman where the additional cross and infertile.
He likened their statement as a means to justify the failure of the party under Oshiomhole.
He 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.
“He engages his mouth before engaging his mind, so he offends party members. So, how does that constitute traps by Oyegun, the erstwhile chairman?”
Odigie-Oyegun said Shuaibu in his letter had confirmed that Oshiomhole was running the party without recourse to the NWC.
He added, “He acts in direct opposite of decisions taken by NWC. No minutes of NWC meetings which, in any event, take place outside the party secretariat.
“How would you not have crises in states with the confusion that Oshiomhole created when he gave the freedom of the state to choose their methods of selecting candidates for elections?
“Much of the crisis in states arose out of sheer incapacity on the part of the current chairman. How does this Oshiomhole’s incapacity become traps by Oyegun?”
Odigie-Oyegun said further, “Only a bad carpenter quarrels with his tools. Indeed Oshiomhole is degrading and demarketing the party. Rather than seek to bring more people on board, he is chasing people out of the party with his agbero style of engagement,” he added.
The Akwa Ibom State APC Chairman, Ini Okopido, reacted by saying the six South-South APC state chairmen issued the communique stating their position on the matter in order to save the party from disintegration.
He said, “Anybody that loves the party should be interested in strengthening it. Anybody who wants the success of the party and the government should believe in building a solid foundation.
“It is under that atmosphere that the party can bring dividends of democracy to Nigerians.”