Thousands Of Protesters Stormed APC Secretariat, Demands Oshiomhole’s Removal As National Chairman

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More than a thousand protesters on Monday stormed the All Progressives Congress (APC) secretariat in Abuja demanding the removal of Adams Oshiomhole as the party’s national chairman.

The protesters under the aegis of Concerned APC Youths are demanding that Oshimhole be removed from the office of the national chairman because the party has lost more states under him, the most recent being Bayelsa State.

The protesters carried various placards with inscriptions calling for Oshiomhole’s sack.

One of the leaders of the protesters, Agricola Ejembi, said that the group is appealing to the President, Maj. Gen. Muhuammadu Buhari [retd.], to intervene in the affairs of the party in order to address what they claim to be the dwindling fortunes of the party under Oshiomhole as National Chairman of the party, Channels TV reported.

Another leader of the protesters, Mathias Omikpa, said the APC young stakeholders were tired of recording reversals of their victories on account of alleged tardiness of the party chairman.

He said,

“It is time for Oshiomhole to go, we are tired of this downward trend. The National Chairman has brought nothing but misfortunes to our party from Zamfara to Rivers now Bayelsa. We are calling on President Muhammadu Buhari and National Leader of APC, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, to intervene.”

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had on Friday declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Duoye Diri, as the winner of the Bayelsa election issuing the certificate of return to him immediately.

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This was after the Supreme Court ruling which sacked David Lyon of the APC.

Justice Ejembi Ekwo, who read the lead judgment on Thursday made the orders after disqualifying the APC’s deputy governorship candidate, Degi-Eremienyo, as a candidate in the election for submitting forged certificates to INEC.

The court ruled that Degi-Eremienyo’s disqualification had infected the joint ticket with which he and the governorship candidate, Lyon, ran for and won November 16, 2019.