Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, immediate past National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has exonerated himself from the crisis facing the party in Zamfara and other states of the federation.
Odigie, said that his successor, Adams Oshiomhole, lacks capacity to manage a political party.
He was reacting to the allegation by the South-South APC chairmen, that he laid landmines for the Oshiomhole-led national executive.
In a statement issued on Sunday by his Public Affairs Adviser, Chief Ray Morphy, Oyegun described it as “ludicrous and infantile and an attempt to dream up justification for the failings of the party under Oshiomhole chairmanship”.
“That statement of Booby Traps is ludicrous and infantile and an attempt to dream up justification for the failings of the party under Oshiomhole Chairmanship,” he said.
Oyegun also stated that the crisis in states, arose out of sheer incapacity on Oshimhole’s part.
“He engages his mouth before engaging his mind, so he offends party members, so how does that constitute booby traps by Oyegun, the erstwhile chairman.
“Already, the Deputy National Chairman has confirmed that Oshiomhole runs the party without recourse to the NWC.
“He acts in direct opposite of decisions taken by NWC. No minutes of NWC meetings which in any event take place outside the party Secretariat.
“How would you not have crisis in states with the confusion that Oshiomhole created when he gave the states freedom to choose their methods of choosing candidates for elections. Much of the crisis in states arose out of sheer incapacity on the part of the current chairman, how does this Oshiomhole incapacity become booby traps by Oyegun.
“Many party men were aghast at the unfairness and injustice meted them during the primaries process.
“Only a bad carpenter quarrels with his tools. Indeed Oshiomhole is degrading and demarketing the party, rather than seek to bring more people on board, he is rather chasing people out of the party with his agbero style of engagement,” Oyegun added.