A legal practictional, Dr. Ehiogie West-Idahosa has vindicated Adams Oshiomhole, saying allegation that the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress – APC, did not breach party constitution.
Oshiomhole snubbed protests by a cross section of APC members as he inaugurated Arc. Waziri Bulama as acting National Secretary of the party earlier this week. National Vice Chairman – North East, Comrade Mustapha Salihu, had kicked against Bulama’s candidature, saying his emergence was ‘a product of narrow interests.‘
Dr. West-Idahosa however, said that Oshiomhole did not act contrary to party constitution.
‘’The way the APC constitution is organised, there is so much power given to the national chairman. He is to be the one who is the Chief Executive of the party. Article 14 (1) makes the national chairman the chief executive and accounting officer of the party,’’ West-Idahosa said.
He said that the APC constitution gave the Chairman several other powers, which according to him, includes: giving general direction to the party, providing good and effective leadership to the party.
‘’Bulama was brought in to replace the secretary who is now governor of Yobe state, both of them are from the northeast there is nothing that specifies the method of replacement,” he argued.