I’ll Rather Lose APC Job Than My Conscience – Oshiomhole

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The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole has said he would not mortgage his conscience just to keep his job.

He made this known after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari alongside National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Wednesday.

Reacting to calls for his removal over the acrimonious party primaries in the states, Oshiomhole said, “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.

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“Those who know, know that at my age, I cannot learn new tricks. I am absolutely committed to justice and 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.”

He noted that only three state governors had issues with him over the party primaries in their states.

“Three governors are not particularly pleased with the outcome of the primaries in their states.

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“Change is easy. We all want change but the process of change can be traumatising. “These are internal family issues; they are my friends, and that is important. Even in moment of distress, that friendship, I want to believe, is enough to help us to build a reconciliation.

“I think that with time, we will reconcile all these. Amosun is my good friend; we have known each other for a very long time; we exchange personal visits in addition to official visits. Zamfara governor has been the Chairman of NGF and I was an active member of that forum.”



John is a University of Lagos-trained journalist. His views are always the end products of a deliberate search for information and knowledge. He has read almost every novel written by Chinua Achebe, Jeffrey Archer and Dan Brown. He is an expert Scrabble and draughts player who is also excellent at swimming. If you know the capitals of 45 African countries by heart, then you are exactly like him.

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