Former Governor of Edo state, comrade Adams Oshiomole have declared his intentions to contest for the chairmanship position of the All Progressive Congress, APC, in their June 23 National Convention.
Oshiomole who made his intention known during a ceremony in Abuja that witnessed a heavy crowd said he wants to be used and be of help to the party bu is not capable of being used at the moment.
The former Governor who was also a former president of the Nigeria Labour Congress said that the party must strive to promote its supremacy and unity within.
“To promote party supremacy and party unity on a sustainable basis, the party must ensure discipline within its ranks and evoke sanctions where appropriate. For us, rules and policies are useful to the extent that they are enforced. To sustain party unity, there must be party discipline. Once a party position is taken, anyone who goes against the party position will be subjected to party discipline in line with the party’s constitution following due process. Without sanction for misconduct and commendation for proper conduct, there cannot be party discipline.
“I want to be of help, I want to be of use to all those who need it but I am not capable of being used. I believe that this needs to be clarified because there is so much suspicion in our political space.
People fight often for things they are not even quite sure of what they think they are. They are fueled and sustained by suspicion. The way to eliminate suspicion is to put on the table what is on the table. What is under the table, keep under the table until it moves to the top of the table.
“I want to assure Nigerians that I believe with a new leadership of the APC and with our president whom I believe is ever determined, no matter what anybody wants to say, I want to take that again, no matter what anybody wants to say, there will be time to engage in all of those contestations as we approach 2019 the electioneering campaign and those who wish to contest on various party platforms come to the open, we will know the players, we will know their coaches, we will be able to engage. “Until then, so that I don’t change headlines, there is only one thing I want to say here and now that the worst critic of the President of Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, will agree that the President is not a thief. That for me, is the starting point and we will challenge others,” he stated.
“If I am privileged to become chairman, I will be able to help the executive and the legislature to find common grounds to win together.