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Tinubu Speaks On Oshiomhole’s Removal After Meeting Buhari

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National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has disagreed with some party chieftains calling for the removal of the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.

Tinubu made this known after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Wednesday.

He added that anyone affected by some of the decisions of the National Working Committee led by Oshiomhole should take it in good faith.

Some prominent members of the party, including Governor Rotimi Akeredolu had accused Oshiomhole of being “incompetent” and backed his removal.

Asked if Oshiomhole should be removed, Tinubu said,  “No! We all have to respect party supremacy.

“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.

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“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.

“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 to 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, 1,2,3. If you win, you win and if you fail, go home.

“Then 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.”

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