APC Chieftain, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has backed National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, to hold on to his role.
This was in response to calls from many quarters that Oshiomhole be sacked.
The former NLC chairman has proved an unpopular chairman so far with many of his decisions and moves seen as appalling.
Tinubu, however, stated that all must respect the supremacy of the office Oshiomhole holds.
“No! We all have to respect party supremacy.” he said
“You were all here when we had the congress. We elected the new executives. We had the convention and the NEC was formed.
“We surrendered to avoid conflict, domination, abuse of power.
“We surrendered our rights, all rights, to the National Working Committee headed by Adams Oshiomohole, that the NWC should set up electoral bodies to supervise various state congresses and elections. We signed off for it.”
Tinubu noted that so far Oshiomhole hadn’t done anything out of the ordinary,
“So, if it is not in our individual favour, so be it. We gave three options: consensus. Where there is no consensus because you are more than two or three and you cannot agree on one candidate, you go to the next level.
“The next level is the stakeholders’ delegate and you have to be supervised by the National Working Committee of the party, national election committee of the party. That shows party supremacy.
“The freest option, the less cumbersome is direct primary; line up and count the number – one, two and three. If you win, you win and if you fail, go home.
“Then an appeal committee was set up to listen to all appeals, internal mechanism for conflict resolution. It was there, you cannot turn against that. You cannot turn against all of that. No!
“Party is supreme. Party must be respected. Abuses will not do it and anger will not do it. It is party politics, somebody will win and somebody will lose, too bad.”