Shittu backs calls for Oshiomhole’s resignation

Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu

Immediate past minister of communications, Adebayo Shittu, has supported the call for the national chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, to leave his position.

Mr Shittu was disqualified from contesting the party’s governorship ticket in Oyo State by APC National Working Committee (NWC) led by Oshiomhole after reports leaked that he did not participate in the one year mandatory national service of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) despite being eligible at the time of graduation.

Shittu said on Thursday that APC might go into extinction after the second term of President Muhammadu Buhari if Oshiomhole remains its national chairman.

The former minister said this in reaction to a six-page letter written by APC Deputy National Chairman (North), Lawal Shuaibu, to Oshiomhole, calling for his resignation.

“I endorse Oshiomole’s resignation; the truth is that with Oshiomhole, this party will go down by the time President Muhammadu Buhari finishes his second term in office.

“Oshiomhole is full of himself and he has an ego problem and wants to dominate every environment, and democracy is not like that,” Shittu said.

He alleged that most of the party’s chieftains who thought of its future, continuity and relevance after Buhari’s second term in office, did not want Oshiomhole to remain as the party’s chairman.