Former Senator who represented Kogi East Senatorial District and a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Dr. Alex Usman Kadiri has said the duo of Ahmed Bola Tinubu and Comrade Adams Oshiomole are major threats to the party in Nigeria.
In an interview with journalists in Abuja, the former lawmaker explained that Tinubu was instrumental to the embattled Adams Oshiomhole’s emergence as APC National Chairman to advance his presidential interest in 2023.
He wondered if the person of the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo who comes from the South West should be jettisoned for Tinubu in saner climes, saying that Osinbajo was fit to take over from President Muhammadu Buhari if the 2023 presidency must go back to the South West.
“Well, I don’t particularly like Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the way he plays his game.
“Secondly, he was instrumental to the emergence of Adams Oshiomhole as the National chairman of the party and he anticipates that his aim for putting him there is when the time comes for the 2023 presidency he must be the one.
“Let me ask in other climes, if you must go to pick presidential candidate from the west after Obasanjo’s 8 years and we have a cerebral Vice President like Yemi Osinbajo in office should we be thinking of Tinubu?
“Something must be wrong with all of us. If the next President must come from the west, there is an intelligent and capable person from the west in office already so what are we talking about?” He queried.
Speaking on political developments in Edo State, he maintained that Oshiomhole’s godfatherism interest in the State would backfire.
He recalled how he met Oshiomhole a humble man who suddenly became irritant and was insulting Edo Elders in the guise of ending godfatherism in Edo.
Kadiri said that he wanted Adams Oshiomhole in his estimation to leverage on his Trade Union background, but got to a point he respected no one in his state, particularly the elderly ones and monarchs.
He explained that Oshiomhole once labeled Pastor Ize-Iyamu a thief, wondering what has suddenly changed that he was now supporting him in preference to Godwin Obaseki.