Former APC Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomole has spoken on his motive for joining the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He was addressing journalists at the fundraiser and investiture of Victoria Unuoarumi as the 10th president of Rotary Club in Abuja, on Saturday.
After a protracted leadership tussle within the party, APC national working committee (NWC) led by Oshiomhole was dissolved by the party’s national executive committee (NEC) in June 2020.
The former governor of Edo State said he does not regret any of his actions as chairman of the ruling party.
He added that he did not join the party to become chairman, but to remove the PDP from power.
“No. Life is all about regret. I am a very happy man. Or do you see me looking sad? I might look small but not sad,” he said.
“I had addressed newsmen shortly after my removal and said that regardless of the legality or illegality of my removal, I accepted what happened in good faith and resolved I would not contest it. I promised to remain committed, do what I can as a party member to support the party.
“You know in law, you can decide as I have done to sleep on my right. I have chosen, for the purpose of my chairmanship, to sleep on my rights and it will remain sleeping and happily so. As you can see, even since I left office, I’m still active in all activities of the party because I don’t think I need to be a chairman to be of any relevance.
“I didn’t join the party because I wanted to become chairman, I joined the part because I wanted to form an alternate platform that was capable of taking PDP out of power and that objective was achieved.”
As regards the general election in 2023, Oshiomole noted: “As for 2023, you know people like to talk about their fears, but as for me, my life is about my hopes.”
“I think by 2023, God will not forsake a nation of 200 million people our democracy has come to stay. It’s not perfect. A couple of things can be done to strengthen it, but we’ll move on, we’ll get on with the job and I believe that God in his infinite powers will help Nigerians to sustain our democracy and to guide us as we move towards 2023.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.