By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
Following allegations of fraud against the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, a group, Nigeria Progressives Vanguard has told him to ignore such distractions and remain focused.
This was expressed in a statement jointly signed by Dr Mohammad Ishaq (President), Prof. Mrs Joyce Abba (Gen Secretary) and Alh. Abubakar Jalal (Political coordinator).
“We call on the APC National Chairman Com Adams Oshiomhole to ignore these detractors and remain focused on the good works he is doing. We the masses are solidly with him and President Muhammadu Buhari. They should not succumb to any form of intimidations and blackmail,” they said.
In the statement titled ‘WE CONDEMN THE ATTEMPT TO SMEAR THE IMAGE OF COM. ADAMS OSHIOMHOLE’ the group said that It has come to their notice that some undesirable elements are gradually but steadily unveiling an orchestrated plan, aimed at tarnishing the good image of the APC National Chairman
“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.
“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. Oshiomhole has taken since assumption of office,” it stated.
The group said that the 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 owned the party in their respective states were cut to size, hence their resolve to fight dirty,” it pointed out.
It further said that 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,” it added.
The group said that task of rebuilding Nigeria and strengthening democratic principles are jobs that cannot be compromised.
“Once again we assure the APC National Chairman and President Muhammadu Buhari of the total support of the Nigerian masses. We know we shall be the ultimate beneficiaries of the sacrifices they are making today,” it concluded.