A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Osita Okechukwu, has tackled the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party for suspending him from the party over allegations of anti-party activities during the recently concluded presidential and National Assembly elections, saying the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, should be blamed for the woeful performance of the party in the entire South East zone.
Okechukwu, who is the Director General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON), said Oshiomhole foisted some unpopular National Assembly candidates on the APC in the South East zone, hence its failure in the elections.
He stated that he was yet to be notified of his suspension by the party, but maintained that he vigourously campaigned for the party in the zone. Okechukwu added that his suspension “may not be unconnected with those who want to sideline their enemies in this season of contestation.”
His words: “One has not gotten a letter of suspension from my great party. If actually a press statement was issued, it may not be unconnected with those who want to sideline their enemies in this season of contestation. Remember that Femi Adesina, Spokesman for Mr President, had opened window for gruesome struggle.
“Otherwise, one had taken time and resources to campaign vigorously for my great party and even set up the Zikist-Buharist-Movement (ZBM), an offshoot of Buhari Support Organisation (BSO) of which am a foundation member.
“It is on record that with ZBM, we toured the nooks and crannies of Enugu and indeed the South East, canvassing for votes for our great party. I’m also instrumental to the most consistent advert placed in several media in the South East, on behalf of our great party.
“Accordingly, one should not be blamed for the triumph of bigotry in Enugu State and South East in general.
“Our Comrade Chairman should not blame me for foisting some unpopular National Assembly candidates on the APC in our zone.”