The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole, has issued a statement after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday saying he is focused on his job of steering the party in the right direction whilst intimating he may resign if the situation deteriorates.
He further disclosed only three governors were angry with him over the party’s direction under his stewardship whilst others commended his efforts.
“Let me say that if there is a choice between my conscience – what I believe is right and mortgaging that conscience in order to keep the job, I will have no difficulty resolving it in favour of my conscience,” Oshiomhole said.
“And those who know me know that at my age, I cannot learn new tricks. I am absolutely committed to justice, fairness, I am a stickler to enforcement of rules; because the source of relevance is derived from rules. I have lived my life fighting for justice and fairness.
“Three governors are not particularly pleased with the outcome of the primaries in their states.
“These are internal family issues; they are my friends, and that is important, even in moment of distress, that friendship is I want to believe is enough to help us to build a reconciliation.
“There is no running away from the fact that we are the governing party who has a higher stake; we are the one in the news; if we were in the stock market, our shares would have increased considerably.
“So, it is not surprising that there is some disquiet but I remain a friend to this governors, I respect them; I appreciate them for the fact that but for their support, I will not be chairman and you don’t go stepping on toes of those who helped you to get into position.”