The National Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Adams Oshiomhole, on Thursday dismissed the so-called Reformed APC and its sponsors, saying reports that the party has broken up are far from the truth.
”Who are the people? I don’t know about Galadima,” Oshiomhole said when asked whether he would be the splinter group back into the APC.
Oshiomhole spoke in an interview with the newsmen shortly after a maiden meeting with the APC caucus in the House of Representatives that lasted for about three hours in Abuja.
Responding to questions, Oshiomhole disagreed that the party was in a crisis. ”There is no breakup in APC. If one Galadima of no particular political address says he is not happy, that is fine. He has the right not to be happy. And if he chooses to call himself what he wants to call himself, I won’t miss my sleep over that. We know those who are in the system. Those who are in the politics for bread and butter that is their problem.”
”There is no breakup in APC. If one Galadima of no particular political address says he is not happy, that is fine. He has the right not to be happy. And if he chooses to call himself what he wants to call himself, I won’t miss my sleep over that”.
Reports has it that a rebel group in the party, the Reformed All Progressives Congress (rAPC), under the leadership of Alhaji Buba Galadima, emerged on Wednesday in Abuja.
Announcing the formation of the group at a news conference in Abuja, Galadima said the group had activated its parallel structures from the national to the ward levels.
He further stated that the new leaders at the ward levels would soon be made public. The news conference was attended by many APC leaders, including the former National Chairman of the New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP), Alhaji Kawu Baraje.
Oshiomhole said the party is in talks with the real stakeholders in APC. ”I mean between the executive and the two arms of the National Assembly, we have very important, influential leaders and we are engaging them. Now, if you have people who are being sponsored by those who thought that our convention would be a failure and they were expecting implosion. If you review the headline before the convention, there were stories like ‘Oh people are going to walk out of the convention,’ ‘Oh people will boycott the convention.’