Ovie Omo-Agege, the senator representing Delta Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly, has vowed that members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, will resist any gang-up against the party’s National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.
Following the recent APC primary elections across the federation, some aggrieved members of the party have reportedly demanded the resignation of Oshiomhole and have started a search for his replacement.
Reacting to the move, Omo-Agege said that he and other members of the party would resist any attempt to remove Oshiomhole.
Speaking with Vanguard, on Thursday, October 25, 2018, the lawmaker insisted that the APC National Chairman enjoys the backing of President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to Omo-Agege, “I am not aware of any move to replace Oshiomhole and to the extent that there is any such move, it will fail. It will fail because I know that Oshiomhole enjoys the confidence of Mr. President, he enjoys the confidence of who is who in the Presidency.
“Yes, there are lots of agitations and allegations flowing from the primaries. You will imagine that as a family that there are bound to be problems after the primary, it is the ability of the party to address the post-primary challenges that make it strong or otherwise.
“I know that a reconciliation committee is about to be put in place and leaders are going to reach out to those who are aggrieved, but I can tell you there is no legitimate move to go after Oshiomohle’s seat.
“I repeat, to the extent that it is being contemplated, we will resist it and it will fail. We are talking seriously and you are talking about people who do not matter in the party. For the major stakeholders, there is nothing like that, we are satisfied with the stewardship of Comrade Oshiomhole.
“As I said earlier, yes there is bound to be agitation in every primary, it does not matter who is superintending over the primary, even if you bring an angel to conduct it, there will still be challenges, once again, it is the ability of Oshiomhole to rise above the post-primary challenges and addresses it that matters.
“But I can tell you any move from the south-south or anywhere to remove Oshiomhole from that seat will be resisted and it will fail.