Sun. Apr 5th, 2020

Exclusive: APC Chieftain Jackson Ojo speaks on Oshiomole, Obaseki rift, and Buhari’s role in the rift

Jackson Ojo, a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress, has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari should be the party’s national leader instead of Bola Tinubu.

In an exclusive interview with Vanguard newspaper, Ojo also commented on the party’s leadership crisis, and the rift between the national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, and Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki.

He blamed Oshiomhole for wanting godfatherism resurrected after he silenced godfathers in the state during his tenure as Edo Governor.

The chieftain, however, noted that Buhari’s indifference contributed to the degeneration of the crisis.

“For not stepping in, Jackson Ojo described President Buhari as not been a good party administrator. With due respect to his person, the President seems not interested in what becomes of the APC after his second term in office, after all, he has gotten his second term.”

“In the last National Executive Committee, NEC meeting, he said he wouldn’t want the party to pack up after he must have left. That means, he is aware of the fate that awaits the party.”

Speaking on who is a national leader, Mr Jackson Ojo said, “He ought to be the man or woman who holds the highest elective office on the platform of the party and that is President Buhari.”

“For me, referring to Bola Tinubu as national leader of the party is a mockery of the man from Lagos.

He (Tinubu) is not the national leader but Buhari who is the national leader does not care what is happening at the party today. Before the election, they set up a committee that was headed by Tinubu, but at the end of the day, he failed.”

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