APC is not a political party for ‘big men’ says Oshiomhole
Adams Oshiomhole, The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has on Monday, said the ruling party was not for “big men”.
The ex governor stated this after a meeting of APC’s National Working Committee (NWC) with President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Ibrahim Gambari.
He also described APC as a party of rules and claimed they did not even twist the rules for President Muhammadu Buhari, when he was seeking Presidential re-election in 2018.
Oshiomhole, further added that, the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, did not have a right of first refusal, as he seeks a second term.
Sadly for the governor, he has been disqualified by the party and will not have any chance of participating in it’s June 22 primaries.
Oshiomhole, while attending to questions from State House reporters in Abuja after the meeting with Gambari, described: “Our party is not a party of big men. It is governed by rules. Both the small and the big are subjected to those rules.
“I’m sure you will agree that our president led by example when we conducted direct primary in the last presidential election. We still went to Eagle Square for affirmation.
“So, if the president did not have the right of first refusal because our constitution does not provide for it, we cannot under any circumstances now bend the rules when it comes to some people and change the rules when it comes to others.”