The former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has described his successor, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole as a bad carpenter that lacks the requisite skills to lead a political party, and so quarrels with his tools.
Oyegun’s was reacting to the allegation that he set booby traps for Oshiomhole debunked the claims by the chairmen of the APC from the South-South who in reaction to the call of the Deputy National chairman in the North, Lawal Shuaibu on Oshiomhole to resign.
Oyegun in a statement by his Public Affairs Adviser, Ray Morphy described the allegation as infantile and ludicrous, saying it was wrong to hold him responsible for the failures of Oshiomhole because of the latter’s tout-like style of engagement that has chased people out of the party.
The erstwhile national chairman of APC said: “That statement of Booby Traps is ludicrous and infantile, an attempt to drum up justification for the failings of the party under Oshiomhole Chairmanship. Oshiomhole failed because he lacks the temperament that is required to run a political party,” he said in a statement.
“He lacks the capacity to manage the different interests and tendencies that constitute a political party. He engages his mouth before engaging his mind, so he offends party members. So, how does that constitute booby traps by Oyegun, the erstwhile chairman?
“Already, the Deputy National Chairman has confirmed that Oshiomhole runs the party without recourse to the NWC. He acts in direct opposite of decisions taken by NWC. No minutes of NWC meetings which in any event take place outside the party Secretariat.
“How would you not have a crisis in states with the confusion that Oshiomhole created when he gave the state’s freedom to choose their methods of choosing candidates for elections. Much of the crisis in states arose out of sheer incapacity on the part of the current chairman. How has this Oshiomhole incapacity become booby traps by Oyegun.
“Many party men were aghast at the unfairness and injustice meted them during the primaries process. Only a bad carpenter quarrels with his tools. Indeed Oshiomhole is degrading and demarketing the party, rather than seek to bring more people on board.”