The lawmaker representing Kaduna Central, Senator Shehu Sani, on Tuesday said the immediate past national leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, led by Chief John Odigie-Oyegun left “bombs” in the party that may soon explode.
Speaking at the launch of the book titled “Balarabe Musa, the Voice of the masses,” Sani, who chairs the Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debt, said, “Oshiomhole inherited a party in cold war” as his predecessor left too many unresolved problems in the party.
He advised that the present leadership of APC must move quickly to address issues facing the party if it hopes to make any inroad in future elections.
Sani said, “I will like to congratulate the new National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, who has inherited a party in cold war, civil war. But I wish him well.
“First of all I believe in Adams Oshiomhole. I believe in his track record and I believe he is somebody who has desire to put things right in the party. He is a capable hand, a revolutionary and a true comrade. But Chief Oyegun left behind unexploded bombs in the party which certainly may be beyond the capacity of Oshiomhole to address.
“I believe there are a lot of issues which have not been addressed. I wish Adams Oshiomhole should succeed. But Oyegun released some bombs which in the next few weeks may explode from the states.
“For instance, if I were from Lagos State, I will forever remain in APC. If I am from Borno I will forever remain in APC and if I’m from other states like Edo or Sokoto, I would have to remain in APC. But the situation in Kaduna is one in which the governor has converted the party into his own personal franchise.
“There were no congresses. He simply removed people who have different opinion other than his own. He unleashed a reign of terror on members of the party. The governor has destroyed the very basis and foundation of the party in that state.”