Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole on Monday finally reacted to the allegation leveled against him by the party’s Governors’ Forum Director General (DG), Salihu Lukman.
Speaking after an exclusive meeting with president Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential Villa Abuja, Oshiomhole stated that he will not engage in a fight with a pig, the pig already is stained by its nature.
He also called Lukman a serial failure on political election. He said luke man contested for senate against Makarfi and El-Rufai during the primaries and he lost before Fayemi unilaterally appointed him the DG.
Speaking further on his mission to the presidential villa, The former Edo governor said he came to appreciate the president and pledge his “absolute” loyalty to him.
Though he expressed confidence that the APC will emerge victorious in the election, Oshiomhole revealed that his visit was to also request for more security for the conduct of the September 19, 2020 poll.
He said that whoever was found wanting either among the opposition PDP or the ruling APC should be brought to justice.
ere is what he said below
Oshiomhole responding to progressive governors forum DG
You want me to engage in a fight with a pig? If you engage in a fight with a pig, the pig already is stained by its nature and you will wear you white garment, and in my own case, kaaki to go and wrestle with a pig? I will not.
You see, what I want the media to interrogate, how does winning Edo…when I was removed as national chairman, Edo was APC. So do I have to win a Edo to become the chairman? Do I look so unemployed? I’m 68. So, what they don’t understand is that, it is not the office of chairman that made me who I am. It is my pedigree from my days as labourer in the textile industry to be the general secretary of textile workers all over Nigeria and becoming the president of NLC.
There is no village I go to that people do not know me and is this that I used to override The Godfathers in Edo State for two consecutive terms and even got the governor elected through elections, no violence before becoming the national chairman.
So, if you remove the office…is like our president now, though I cannot compare myself to him, but it is like President Muhammadu Buhari by 2023, when his tenure would have lapsed as President but those who believe in him, in 2024 and beyond, each time they see him, that trust they have in him will always be there.
He bonds with the people, that bond was not created by the fact that he is the president, in fact he became the president because of that bond.
So, it takes an empty brain to suggest that I only want to stage a come back to become the national chairman. For what? To go and do a reset?
So my attitude is not to reply the noise and it is coming from somebody who says he is an employee and appointee of Progressives Governors Forum, he is just like the cowards that are using him that are not able to come out. Otherwise, you should ask this guy, who is now an election expert. He contested for senate against Makarfi, he lost. He even contested against governor El-Rufai during the primaries and he lost, before Fayemi unilaterally appointed him the DG.
So, if he is now the spokesman abusing me and all of that, you want to drag me to his level? No! A gentleman does not wrestle with a pig, if you do you will always be stained and I don’t want to get into that.