Oshiomhole: We don’t need Amosun, Okorocha to win in 2019

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APC National Chairman Adams Oshiomele

The war of words between Adams Oshiomhole, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and some governors of the party is far from over.

The APC chairman fell out with some governors after the primaries for 2019 elections.

Rochas Okorocha of Imo, Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun and Abdul-Aziz Yari, their Zamfara state counterpart, are at loggerheads with the APC national chairman for not recognising their preferred governorship candidates.

But speaking after receiving APC women leaders from Edo state and Abuja at a solidarity visit in his office at Aso Drive, Abuja, on Wednesday, Oshiomhole said with the popularity of the APC in Imo and Ogun states, the party would win the 2019 elections despite the alleged anti-party activities of their governors.

He described the governors as poor students of their own history who had forgotten they lost elections before winning on the platform of the APC.

The preferred candidates in Imo and Ogun and some aides of the governors had since defected to other political parties to pursue their ambitions.

“Some of these people who talk as if they are invincible, they have forgotten that they have run elections in the past and lost until they abandoned their parties and joined us. So if they return back, history will repeat itself,” he said.

“Those who think our political future is tied to them; they are poor students of their own political history

“Some of these people who talk as if they are invincible, they have forgotten that they have run elections in the past and lost until they abandoned their parties and joined us. So if they return back, history will repeat itself.

“Whether you are a big or small man, the rules are not supposed to discriminate. Our popularity in Imo and Ogun today is much higher. It is not that once you are a governor you have high electoral value.

“Yes in APC, our governors have high electoral value but we also have a few who are electoral liabilities.”


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