Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has urged members of the party to begin obilisation for next year’s election, noting that staying united was the only way its presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, and others can win next year’s election.
The former two-time governor of Edo State, at a stakeholders meeting in Benin debunked claim that he has endorsed a candidate for the 2024 governorship election in the state, stating that he has learnt his lesson.
Oshiomhole, the APC Senatorial candidate in Edo North, said that party leaders in the local government have an important role to play in the forthcoming elections, appealing to them to go to their various local governments, hold meeting and sell their candidates to electorates at the grass root.
He also called on aggrieved members to take a cue from him when he was ousted as the chairman of the party after serving for two years.
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 from 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 in redress, which would have stalled the party’s congress, but I didn’t.
“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 ask 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.