Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state has said that patriotic forces in the All Progressives Congress will not allow the National chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, to be humiliated out of office. Uzodimma who said this while fielding questions from journalists in Owerri yesterday vowed that he would do everything possible to ensure that the plan of those plotting Oshiomhole’s removal was thwarted.
The governor maintained that the national chairman has done nothing wrong to warrant his removal from office, adding that there were clearly spelt out guidelines on how a national officer of the party can be removed. He said those championing Oshiomhole’s removal want to circumvent such laid procedures by going through the back door to obtain exparte orders from the courts.
According to him, “the plot to remove Oshiomhole was a clear case of witch hunt otherwise those behind it would have come through the proper channel which is the NEC of the party but they have refused to do so because they know they have no genuine case against him”.
“Many of us, leaders of the party, are aware that those clamoring for the chairman’s removal are working with the PDP to destabilise the party but they will fail because we will not allow them to humiliate our national chairman out of the party through illegal means or by dropping the name of Mr. President”. He stated that President Muhammadu Buhari has always made it clear that as the leader and father of the party, he does not interfere with party matters, warning that “those dropping the name of the President on their wicked plans to desist forthwith”.