Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress(APC), says he will not mortgage his conscience in order to keep his job.
Oshiomhole spoke to State House correspondents after having a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja.
Speaking on the fallout of APC primaries, he dismissed rumours that some governors were moblising to unseat him.
According to him, he knows that the job is not a pensionable job as he will leave it one day; hence he will do the job according to the rules and his conscience.
He said that out of the 23 APC governors, only three were not pleased with the outcome of the primaries in their states.
Oshiomhole said that no one could begrudge the governors for not being happy if a particular outcome did not coincide with their expectations.
He said that he neither had the power to appoint nor the power to change anything particularly when things had been properly done.
According to him, the three governors who are unhappy are his friends.
“So, all I have tried is to find some courage to enforce the rules and I think an overwhelming majority of the governors appreciate that I have done the best because change is not easy.
“We all want change but the process of change can be quite traumatising; because it is not painless. People have been used to a particular way of doing things; to encourage them to do them differently can be a challenge.
“So, here I am as national chairman conducting primaries, the outcome of which some very powerful people did not see their preferred candidates emerging.
“Let me say that if there is a choice between my conscience–what I believe is right and mortgaging that conscience in order to keep the job, I will have no difficulty resolving it in favour of my conscience.
“And those who know me know that at my age, I cannot learn new tricks; I am absolutely committed to justice; fairness; I a stickler to enforcement of rules; because the source of relevance is derived from rules. I have lived my life fighting for justice and fairness.’’
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