The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress
(APC), Adams Oshiomhole has claimed that former
President Olusegun Obasanjo is using other means to get
the third term he failed to realize during his tenure.
Oshiomhole, speaking with State House correspondents
after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the
Presidential Villa in Abuja on Friday, stated that Nigerians
had decided not to return to the era where the Central Bank
of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigerian National Petroleum
Corporation (NNPC) fund was shared to people based on the
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s philosophy of “share the
Answering question on the threat of mass defection from his
party, Oshiomhole said: “I think it is something you should
ask the PDP. They are the ones who have suffered huge,
huge mass defection even of the so-called founding fathers.
I mean, in those good old days, people like Prof. Jerry Gana
will tell us, we are the founding fathers. People like
President Obasanjo will tell us, you know I was the first
“All of these people are gone. I think the media need to get
more engaged and scrutinize us, those of us who are
political players. When we speak from both sides of the
mouth or we are turning the story upside down.
“Just few months back, you know that a good section after
their convention, people like Oyederan, Prof. Jerry Gana and
a host of others who can be said to be founding fathers of
that party, left to form what they call SDP or ADC or both.
So, they broke out and then when it dawn on them that even
together we defeated them just four years ago, and now
further factionalised, what can they do.
“And they just want to capture power for the sake of power.
So they say, even though we have already broken the house,
can we for the sake of power come together. Does it make
sense? In the morning, you broke away from PDP to SDP
and then to ADC.
“And there is no better proof than that old man who is going
round as an organising secretary recruiting people, looking
for tired players to continue with a third term agenda which
Nigerians had rejected.
“By whatever form they come in, Nigerians have spoken.
They are not going to return to the era where Central Bank
and NNPC security money is shared to people based on PDP
philosophy ‘share the money’.
“We won’t do that, if they have forgotten. It is quite easy for
robbers to forget easily the robbery they just did but it is not
easy for the victim of the robbery to forget.”

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