The Imo State chapter of All Progressive Congress, APC, has passed a vote of confidence on the party’s National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.
The state chapter of the party said removing Oshiomhole would lead to serious crisis within the party.
A member of the National Working Committee, who also leads the party in the state, Marcellinus Nlemigbo made the remark while condemning the call for Oshiomhole’s resignation by the APC Deputy National Chairman (North) Lawan Shuaib.
In a letter he had made public few days ago, Lawal said the APC National Chairman has performed below expectation.
However, Nlemigbo while address newsmen yesterday in Owerri, the state capital described the call as “unpatriotic and in bad faith.”
He appealed to party members in the state to stand against any plan to destroy APC both at the state and federal levels.
According to Nlemigbo: “We, the APC in Imo State, have declared our total and unalloyed support for the national chairman of our party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
“We have absolute confidence in his leadership, which led the party to a historic victory in this year’s presidential elections
“Therefore, we see the call by the deputy national chairman (North), Sen. Lawal Shuaibu, for the national chairman to resign as unpatriotic and in bad faith.
“Anybody canvassing the removal of Oshiomhole does not have the interest of APC at heart because such an ill-advised move will definitely precipitate a big crisis in the party.”