Oshiomhole Ignores Salihu, Inaugurates Bulama As APC Acting National Secretary
The National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, on Monday inaugurated Arc. Waziri Bulama as acting National Secretary of the party.
With the appointment of Bulama showed the contending seemed to have sheath their swords.
Recall that Bulama’s nomination had suffered a series of setbacks for several months, as the party’s National Vice Chairman (North East), Comrade Mustapha Salihu, kicked against his candidature, describing his emergence as a product of narrow interests.
Salihu had accused Oshiomhole of trying to foist Bulama on the party without considering the position of the North East zonal chapter of the APC, which he (Salihu) chairs.
The matter had degenerated into a string of lawsuits, with anti-Oshiomhole forces teaming up with his state governor, Godwin Obaseki, who had been at loggerheads with the national chairman.
However, there was a mild drama at the swearing in ceremony, which took place at the party’s National Secretariat, yesterday, as Comrade Salihu, who was also in attendance, asked the national chairman to halt the process and clear out journalists, to allow for a five minute meeting of the party leaders.
The meeting, however, lasted more than 30 minutes before journalists were allowed back into the hall.
At the event, which had two governors, Prof. Babagana Zulum of Borno State and Mohammed Inuwa of Gombe in attendance, Oshiomhole said: “The party had a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, the governor of Yobe State, and also consulted other stakeholders of the party and we came to the conclusion that Arc. Waziri Bulama should be admitted as the acting National Secretary of the party, pending the ratification by the National Convention