A former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, has revealed the only way the party’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, can win the 2023 presidential election.
Speaking at a stakeholders’ meeting on Friday in Benin, the Edo State capital, Oshiomhole said the only way Tinubu can emerge winner of the 2023 presidential election was for party members to be united.
Oshiomhole called on aggrieved members to take a cue from him when he was ousted as the APC chairman and work for the progress of the party.
The former Edo governor said that party leaders in the local government have an important role to play in the forthcoming elections by mobilizing at the grassroots.
He appealed to the party members to go to their various local governments and sell their candidates to electorates at the local level.
He said, “The primaries are over and the candidates have emerged. We need to put away our differences that came at the primaries and queue behind our candidates, beginning with our presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, for two-time Governor of Lagos and the party’s national leader.
“The aggrieved members of the should learn from my act of political tolerance when I was ousted from office as the national chairman of the party. I had the opportunity to seek redress, which would have stalled the party’s congress, but I didn’t.”
Oshiomhole also denied claims that he has endorsed a candidate for the 2024 governorship election in the state, stating that he has learnt his lesson.
He added: “I have not endorsed anybody for the governorship election and I will not be doing so. I have learnt from my mistakes. I have also not asked anyone to step down or asked anyone to step up. The only person I asked to step down was my younger brother and this is because two Oshiomhole cannot be on the ballot.
“In the past, when I asked people to step down, they did and never forgave me, while the ones that stepped up have not done anything to show for the faith responded in them.”