Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum Re.s (upstream), Hon. Mark Terseer Gbillah, has described the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole as a hypocrite who speaks from both sides of the mouth.
Gbillah accused the APC chairman of claiming to reposition the party but, at the same time, .ing the ostrich while imposition of Senatorial Candidate as replacement for late Senator Ali Wakili went on in Bauchi state.
According to him, Oshiomhole came into APC national leadership with a combative labour union style which has become a great disservice to the party.
Like Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, Gbillah stated that Oshiomhole would regret for saying that APC lawmakers who defected to the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, had no electoral value.
He said in an interview with NewTelegraph newspaper: “It is unfortunate that Oshiomhole has come with his combative labour union style into the chairmanship of the APC and is going to be the greatest disservice to the APC.”
Gbillah who represents Gwer West / Gwer East Federal Constituency of Benue State, opined that Oshiomhole’s “unguarded comments are only confirming to some of us that there is no democracy in that party.
“When he talks about no electoral value, does he realise that the President did not come to my constituency to campaign? The President came to my state but stopped at the state capital and he forgets that I carried out the campaign for him? When he talks about going back to where we belong, he forgets that some of us have never been members of the PDP.
“I have never been in politics before 2014, but I saw the APC as a decent platform where I could realise my dream of serving my people diligently; but I found out that is not the case.
“What is the APC saying about the imposition that is going on under Oshiomhole as chairman in Bauchi, where the governor has singlehandedly picked somebody to run for the Senate as replacement for the late Senator Wakil?
“But all I can say is that when 2019 comes, we shall know who actually have electoral value because it was the president that rode on our backs to win elections in 2015.
“So, for Oshiomhole to think that people who won elections to come here (National Assembly) have no electoral value is very unfortunate and it shows the ignorance of the chairman of the party himself.
“He said he was not losing sleep over our defection yet, he is not sleeping till 2am holding nocturnal meetings. So, he is talking from both sides of the mouth and eroding the credibility that we had in him.”