Oshiomhole
National Chairman of Nigeria’s ruling party, APC, Adams Oshiomhole

A faction of the APC in Delta State, led by Cyril Ogodo, has stated that no amount of intimidation and blackmail by the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, will force stakeholders to withdraw court cases against the party.

Oshiomhole had threatened to sanction members of the ruling party who dragged the party to court without exhausting internal mechanism.

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A statement issued at the end of a stakeholders meeting and signed by the state factional Chairman, Cyril Ogodo, the Delta state faction condemned what they described as an attempt by Oshiomhole to compel them to withdraw court cases.

Ogodo said: “The NWC as presently constituted with particular reference to the situation in the Delta State APC chapter, lacks the moral right to ask party members not to continue in court whereas the first official assignment of the NWC led by Comrade Adams Oshiomhole was to rush to court to obtain a ‘contemptuous consent judgment’ against perceived ‘Oyegun state executives’ in Delta without exhausting internal party mechanism.

“Those going to court today to seek redress and upturn the infamous consent judgment should be commended and not vilified or sanctioned for following the precedent  set by the party’s national chairman on assumption of office when he unilaterally went to court, an action the members of the NWC are not on record to have frown at.”