- Former Edo state governor has called for transparency in the process of electing candidates to represent the All Progressive Congress in the coming general election
- Adams Oshiomhole, chairmanship aspirant of the party made this call while addressing elected state executives in Edo state
- He urged them to work for the people and not be like the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
Adams Oshiomhole, former Edo state governor and chairmanship aspirant of the All Progressive Congress (APC), has called on elected members of the state working committee of the party to ensure that aspirants on the platform of the APC do not sell their houses to get nomination forms.
The former governor called for transparency while urging that aspirants should not be extorted. He said his vision is to clean up the system so those elected would have no excuse about their responsibilities to their constituencies, the Nation reports.
Oshiomhole who said this while addressing elected state executives in Edo state said the process of electing candidates should not based on ‘cash and carry’ but on competence.
“The last task which I believe that working with you will accomplish is to ensure that the APC continue, working together with other 36 states and FCT to ensure that our president, so far, he is the only one person who has shown interest even though nomination has not closed but I believe that we are all committed to working to ensure that the APC retains the presidency.
“That is our inevitable goal. It is our task as party activists across the 192 wards in Edo state to painstakingly explain in our various dialects to our people in our rural areas to understand who dug the holes some of us are still in and the efforts President Mohammadu Buhari is making to gradually pull them out of that holes to the surface and begin to push them upward to that level in which every Nigerian will have the basis to say I am a proud Nigerian”
“The first is to project a completely new image of the APC to the Nigeria people and to spend some time in the very near future, to deepen our individual understanding of what we represent and what the other party represent.
“Whereas the PDP are known for share the money our own slogan is APC wok for the people. We must work for the people. We must be pro-people, we must be people driven and we must be people centered political party.”
“On the basis of social democracy, there are things that other people can do but we must not do and as we move on, we want to get to a level that the average school child, at least by the time he or she gets to the secondary school level, he can understand why APC is different from PDP by deepening their understanding by what we stand for.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and nine others have sued the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, over the conduct of ward and local government congresses of the party in Bauchi state.
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