“Why governors, party leaders are supporting me” – Oshiomole
The former governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, has revealed that his national chairmanship of All Progressives Congress (APC) chances had been boosted by support of leaders of the party and governors.
He made this known while fielding questions from journalists in Benin yesterday. Mr Oshiomhole said, “I am enjoying the support of APC governors and other party leaders across the nation ahead the June 23 National Convention of the party.
“The reason for this is because they understand my person and because, by the Special Grace of God, if I will emerge through a consensus leadership, my loyalty will be to the party and no more.”
He said if elected, he would deploy his persuasive powers and negotiation skills in resolving the crisis in the party.
“If I have prominent people from the North, prominent people from the South, East, West and the center, no one will say `if not for my support you would not have been there.’
“If you are a product of one section, then you might remain detained by that section.
“But, when you have the privilege of a broad support from many leaders, then no one leader will say I put you there and you must listen to me.
“Let me also say that what is also qualitatively different about this support is that there is no question about what is influencing it.
“This is so, because in our political environment, we hear that those who have the deepest pockets tend to buy the support.
“But, this support is being offered from people who cannot be procured, which tells you that it is flowing from the knowledge of my person, because I have been fortunate to work with all the governors, including past governors.
“Those I did not meet in office, I met them when I was president of the NLC. We had engaged on one-on-one; they know what I stand for.
“So, they offered this support based on their understanding of my person, and not inducement and that makes a difference,” he stated.
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