All Progressives Congress National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, survived a major attempt to unseat him in Abuja this afternoon.
It was the National Executive Committee meeting of the party held at the party’s secretariat, Zone 5 Abuja, the first meeting since after the 2019 presidential election won by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Those moving against Oshiomhole comprising serving and former governors had mobilised to move a motion of no-confidence in him. But there was no room for the motion at the meeting.
President Buhari had set the tone for the NEC meeting with a speech, which resonated well with the members. He told the meeting categorically he was not for a third term in office.
He also spoke of the need for a strict adherence to the party’s constitution and rules.
Smarting from the caucus meeting where some members were rooting to use the crisis in Edo State chapter of the party, which pitted Oshiomhole against Governor Godwin Obaseki, and in other states as well as some suspensions of some top officers of the party and other wranglings within party as an alibi, some of the anti-Oshiomhole forces wanted to press for his suspension.
A motion moved at the caucus for the setting up of the reconciliation committee was to be brought up again.
But the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, saved the day when he pleaded that all such matters should be postponed till another day following which a motion for adjournment was moved and carried.
The anti-Oshiomhole men were now forced to leave the meeting with their tail in between their legs.