The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has insisted that the ruling party can not bend its rules for any individual.
Oshiomhole stated this while speaking with State House correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Professor Ibrahim Gambari.
Naija News had reports that the former Edo State governor had led members of the APC National Working Committee (NWC) to the Villa.
Speaking, Oshiomhole said the APC was not a party for ‘big men’.
He described APC as a party of rules and claimed they did not even bend the rules for President Muhammadu Buhari when he was seeking re-election in 2018.
Oshiomhole said: “Our party is not a party of big men. It is governed by rules. Both the small and the big are subjected to those rules.
“I’m sure you will agree that our president led by example when we conducted direct primary in the last presidential election. We still went to Eagle Square for affirmation.
“So, if the president did not have the right of first refusal because our constitution does not provide for it, we cannot under any circumstances now bend the rules when it comes to some people and change the rules when it comes to others.”
Recall that Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State had been disqualified by APC and will not participate in their June 22 primaries.