By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
The Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State, Prince Adegboyega Famodun has said there was need for leaders of the ruling political party to be proactive in taming the crisis at the party.
He said not allowing misunderstanding in the party to escalate would prevent APC from experiencing the same political crisis that the opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) faced.
To this end, he stated that the forum of APC state chairmen had supported the National chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomole, in order to save the party of a major crisis.
Famodun explained that the resolve to back Oshiomole has shown APC as a more politically mature party than the PDP.
Famodun disclosed that APC’s ability to manage crisis within its fold is the secret behind its “successes” in the nation’s political space.
He claimed that the PDP was not capable of managing crisis, hence its past political “misfortunes.”
Famodun made this known while speaking with journalists at the NUJ Correspondents’ Chapel in Osogbo, the Osun State capital on Thursday.
He said the resolve to save Oshiomole’s job was informed by past political experiences and the need to galvanize the party against major crises.
He explained that similar acrimony within the PDP while in power was responsible for its abysmal performance during the 2015 election, adding that the forum is working assiduously to prevent such occurrence in APC.
According to him, the party’s misfortune in Zamfara as well as nagging imbroglio within APC in Edo were not enough grounds to relieve Oshiomole of his job.
Famodun said: “We don’t have any choice than to support Oshiomole, we can’t afford to experience the calamity that befell PDP as a result of similar conflict which they failed to manage diplomatically.
“The essence of history is to guide future happenings, in that wise, the forum of APC state chairmen must do everything possible to save the party by rallying around the National chairman and also take steps to resolve other issues that are causing disagreement.
“We are also not unaware of certain interests that considered the leadership of Oshiomole as inimical to their political ambitions, hence, the desperate move to replace him. However, we are making every necessary arrangement to reach an amicable resolution.”