Chief (Barr) Utum Eteng, a chieftain of Cross River APC has thrown-open his support for Comr. Adams Oshiomole, former Edo State governor as the next National Chairman of the party.
Barr Eteng who is also the General Coordinator of Companions for Buhari, one of President Buhari’s reelection support group has said that Comr. Adams has all it takes to subdue the People’s Democratic Party, PDP come 2019.
In a statement issued by Barr Utum and made available to the Press, Utum informed of Buhari’s support for Comr. Adam when he said: “I hereby affirm my support to the good news that our dear President Mohammadu Buhari has thrown his support behind His Excellency Adams Oshimole as the possible replacement for the exalted office of APC National Chairmanship”.
Commending Buhari for having made such a choice which according to him was informed by wisdom, Chief Eteng criticized the current chairman Oyegun’s tenure, describing it as uneventful and unprofitable: “…Chief Oyegun whose tenure, from an unbiased and objective assessment has been uneventful, unprofitable for the peaceful existence and cohesion of the ruling APC nationwide”.
“The APC, after having gone through four years of inactivity, docility, and inept leadership, needs a man as firm, brash and rugged as Adam Oshimole whose experience as the former National leader of the Labour Congress would matter a lot and count in his determination to reposition the ruling APC.
“Oshimole without mincing words has the capacity to match words for words and action for action against the recent noise making and propaganda of the PDP that took advantage of the docility of the Oyegun Led NWC and resorted to vilifying the APC. The choice of Oshimole is a perfect choice. His doggedness, ruggedness, brashness and capacity to speak out boldly will in no small measure compliment the calm disposition and nature of the President.
“APC members cannot continue to pretend that all is internally well with the party in the many State Chapters, and within the leadership of the National Assembly. Chief Oyegun did not handle these conflicts well at all. He may not like to hear this, but this is the whole truth,” part of the statement read.