Impunity reigns under Oshiomhole–Aisha Buhari
Following the crises that characterised the conduct of primary elections of the All Progressives Congress (APC), aggrieved protesters on Monday stormed the Abuja headquarters of the party and demanded the resignation of the party’s national chairman, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole.
NewsGazette gathered that the protesters chanted war songs and carried placards to press home their demand for Oshiomhole’s exit.
While details of the protest are still sketchy, NewsGazette recalls that the wife of the president, Mrs. Aisha Buhari had on Sunday, faulted the manner in which some of the APC primaries conducted.
She particularly lashed out at Oshiomhole who she accused of allowing impunity under his watch.
Buhari made her position known in a series of tweets she posted on her verified Twitter handle @aishambuhari regretted that Oshiomhole had allowed impunity to prevail despite his activism background.
She said the conduct negated the principle of change that the APC is believed to stand for.
“It is disheartening to note that some aspirants used their hard-earned money to purchase nomination forms, got screened, cleared and campaigned vigorously yet found their names omitted on election day. These forms were bought at exorbitant prices.
“Many others contested and yet had their result delayed, fully knowing that automatic tickets had been given to other people.
“The APC, being a party whose cardinal principle is change and headed by a comrade/ activist whose main concern is for the common man, yet, such impunity could take place under his watch.
“It is important for the populace to rise against impunity and for voters to demand from aspirants to be committed to the provision of basic amenities such as potable water, basic health care (Primary Health Care centres)
“Given this development, one will not hesitate than dissociate from such unfairness, be neutral and speak for the voiceless.
“Education within conducive and appropriate learning environments. Let us vote wisely! Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” she said.