By Akinwale Kasali
Embattled former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole is swimming in trouble waters, which may see him face probe.
According to Sahara Reporters, the former Edo State Governor had been paying every member of the National Working Committee N2million each monthly as against the dictates of the party’s constitution.
The payment of this huge sum to the NWC was to cover his ass and also do his bidding and always stand behind and rally around him whenever there is cause for that.
It was gathered that the APC National Executive Committee might remove Oshiomhole for gross misconduct, embezzlement, high-handedness and financial misappropriation and recklessness at meeting slated for todau Thursday, 25th June, 2020.
The Court and President Muhammadu Buhari backed Acting National Chairman, Victor Giadom will chair the meeting expected to hold inside Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The magainze gathered that as at yesterday, Wednesday 24th June, 2020, many APC governors had withdrawn their support for Oshiomhole considering the cracks in the party.
The crisis which has already spread to some states the APC presently controls, is projected to have a negative impact on its quest to retain power at the federal level in 2023 if the problems are not immediately tackled.
Some of the misdemeanour of Oshiomhole, which the NEC may consider includes his inability to convene NEC meetings once in three months as stipulated by Article 35 of the party’s constitution.
That Oshiomhole, it was gathered, had only convened NEC meetings twice since 2018, which is a gross violation of the party’s laws.
Another sins of Oshiomhole is that he has failed to give a proper account of the funds realised during the 2019 general elections and this has angered some top members of the APC.
The Source told the magazine that, “The annual budget of the party is to be approved by the NEC. He (Oshiomhole) has been running away not to give account of the proceeds of the nomination forms and expression of interest forms sold in 2019.
“He knows that NEC will ask about the finance and expenditure of the party and that is why he has refused to call for NEC meeting”, the Source revealed.
By Akinwale Kasali