Adams Oshiomhole, a former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has criticized Atiku Abubakar for “not honoring the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) constitution” and for his anti-Yoruba and Igbo remark in Kaduna State in October as the 2023 election gains momentum.
Oshiomhole, who called Atiku’s remarks regarding Yoruba and Igbo people “destructive,” according to Newsmen also claimed that the former vice president is the polar opposite of how he presents himself to the general public.
-In a video obtained by this newspaper, Oshiomhole said, “If you are not yet the president and you are not yet abiding by the agreement, and Nigerians are talking about national unity, and you disobey the position of your party constitution which talks about rotation in order to service that unity, and you can go to some parts of the country and say don’t vote for Igbo, don’t vote for Igbo, don’t vote for Yoruba, those are very damaging
“Don’t vote for this person, Peter Obi, or don’t vote for Bola Tinubu, that is fine, you talk to their people. However, avoid voting for an Igbo man when you speak to their race. He is therefore a bad man in his eyes if he is Igbo, regardless of how good he is. Critics have claimed that if the PDP had steadfastly adhered to its zoning principle, Atiku would not have become its flag-bearer. If he is Yoruba, no matter how good, he is a bad man in his eyes.
They claim that a secret internal arrangement, which ran counter to a clause in the party constitution, permitted the 75-year-old to run and ultimately win the presidential nomination. As a result, there are mounting calls among PDP veterans for Iyorchia Ayu to resign as the party’s national chairman in order to promote sectional balance in the organization, led by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State. In the meanwhile, Atiku wants to stay out of that situation.