Progressives Vanguard Condemns Attempt to Smear Oshiohmole’s Image in Kaduna
By Alex Uangbaoje, Kaduna
A group, Nigeria Progressives Vanguard, has condemned an attempt those they called distractors, to smear the image of the All Progressives Congress (APC), National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiohmole over the political situation in Kaduna state, that Senator Shehu Sani emerging as the candidate for the Central Senatorial zone.
The group in a statement cosigned by the President, Dr Mohammad Ishaq, Prof. Mrs Joyce Abba, General Secretary and Alh. Abubakar Jalal Political coordinator, noted that, “it has come to our notice that some undesirable elements are gradually but steadily unveiling an orchestrated plan, aimed at tarnishing the good image of the APC National Chairman, Com Adams Oshiohmole.
“After trying different ideas without success, they’ve now come out with frivolous accusations of fraud against the amiable Party Chairman and at the same time putting unnecessary pressure on the anti graft agencies to arrest and prosecute him.”
They added that, “it doesn’t require rocket science for one to know that those behind these shameful acts are non other than enemies of progress who are visibly unhappy with the principled stance that Com. Oshiohmale has taken since assumption of office.
“These detractors are unhappy that the current APC National Chairman and his team are repositioning the APC and taking the party away from them and back to the masses who are the original owners of the party. We are very much aware that this is a fall out of the recently concluded APC primaries where the National chairman stood firm in favor of justice and equity.
“Those who before now taught they own the party in their respective states were cut to size, hence their resolve to fight dirty. Consequently, they have embarked on a campaign of calumny aimed at distracting and sabotaging the APC National leadership and the APC led federal government. We wish to inform them that they will fail, because a new sheriff in now in charge.”
The group, however called on the APC National Chairman to ignore the detractors and remain focused on his good works, saying, “we the masses are solidly with him and President Mohammadu Buhari. They should not succumb to any form of intimidations and blackmail. The task of rebuilding Nigeria and strengthening democratic principles are jobs we cannot compromise on.
“Once again we assure the APC National Chairman and President Mohammadu Buhari of the total support of the Nigerian masses. We know we shall be the ultimate beneficiaries of the sacrifices they are making today.