The All Progressives Congress members opposed to its National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, and his supporters on Sunday stepped up the battle for control of the party ahead of its Tuesday’s National Executive Committee meeting.
While some members of the ruling party told The PUNCH that there was no going back on their decision to remove Oshiomhole, the Chairman of the APC in Lagos State, Alhaji Tunde Balogun, said state chairmen of the party would not abandon the former Edo State governor.
He stated this just as the national leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Sunday hit hard at members of the party pushing for the removal of Oshiomhole, saying they had been afflicted by 2023 virus.
He said those who were afflicted by 2023 virus were undermining the APC and weakening the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).
The crisis in the APC worsened on March 4 when the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Jabi, Abuja ordered an interim suspension of Oshiomhole as the APC national chairman. The court hinged his decision on Oshiomhole’s suspension as a member of the APC in Edo State.