The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party, Adams Oshiomhole, says he is being attacked due to his stellar performance.
Oshiomhole made this statement at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital when he led members of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) on a New Year visit to President Muhammadu Buhari.
This online news platform understands that Oshiomhole, who is a former governor of Edo State, south-south Nigeria, has faced a barrage of criticisms.
Some APC governors have also schemed to get the former Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) out of office.
Reacting to the development, Oshiomhole who is currently having a feud with Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, said, “My report card is very clear. We have performed creditably.”
Speaking further, the APC National Chairman said: “You hardly see people throwing stones at a dry palm tree. But if you see a mango tree when it is its season, people throw stones at it when passing. I think that is my lot. You, my comrades (media) should also help in interrogating the process, how a performance of a National Working Committee of a political party should be evaluated.
“So, in every aspect of life, you will have supporters, you will have opponents. Even God our creator, even those that He created in heaven and earth, haven’t you seen people lamenting that how can God give us this little and give this man so much even as we are encouraged not to jealous.
“There are people who canvassed those views and there also those who think that yes, APC has not done badly. You must have also read ironically, people say that under the chairmanship of my brother, Mr. Secondus, the PDP appeared to have been missing every election and that they want him out.
“I think there was somebody who wrote something in Kano that while APC gave financial support to our candidate (we gave financial support from our own resources) the PDP doesn’t give kobo to any of their candidates.
“But we did it for the first time. We didn’t do it in 2015. I can point to a lot of innovations that we have brought on board. But as they say, the reward for hard work is even more work. Those who are determined to criticize you, don’t ever deceive yourself that because you have done well, they will stop. I am very confident that our party is stronger today than it was before I became the chairman,” Oshiomhole opined.