APC Chieftain, Peter Esele, Edo State governorship aspirant in 2016, has spoken out against APC party leader, Adams Oshiomhole.
He stated that the recent happenings in the party suggest that the time has come for the National Chairman of the party to leave.
Esele aired his opinion in an interview with newsmen in Benin, the Edo State capital, on Sunday.
“In life, there comes a time when you must make a clear distinction between individual and institutional interests. Failure to do so is a recipe for anarchy, ” he said.
He noted that Oshiomhole’s words in reaction to the ongoing crisis in Bayelsa have shown that the National Chairman of the ruling party is slowly becoming a huge embarrassment to the party and the country at large.
Esele insisted that, as the ruling party, APC must do all in its power to defend the institutions of the state no matter the pain or interest of individuals in strategic positions.
According to Esele, Oshiomhole should not claim ignorance of the fact that the deputy governorship candidate of the party in Bayelsa was ineligible to contest the election, which led to the Supreme Court’s verdict and overturn of election results.
He insinuated that the incompetence and corrupt practices at the national secretariat of APC brought about the weakening of various important internal processes for the selection of party candidates.
He added that the losses suffered by the party were a result of the abuse of the party’s internal workings and that had led to various court judgements against the party.