The immediate past National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has called on his successor, Adams Oshiomhole to be transparent and fair on how the Governorship Election Primaries in Edo and Ondo States will be conducted.
Oyegun in a statement said this would determine the shape and survival of APC as a political party.
He said: “It is of critical importance that the primary be seen even by a blind man, to be free and fair otherwise there would be political consequences.”
According to the APC Chieftain, the party’s governorship primary “will show Nigerians and indeed the world whether APC is a party of truth, change and progress, driven by the principles of fairness, social justice and equity, or it has become a party that believes and promotes business as usual!
The former Edo State Governor also drummed support for the reelection bids of both Governors Godwin Obaseki and Rotimi Akeredolu of Edo and Ondo States respectively.
Oyegun however added that other aspirants should also be given an opportunity to participate in the Primaries.
Chief Oyegun said they have “performed creditably should be returned unless they do not do wish”.
He also warned that all those who have been fueling the APC crises in Edo State shouldn’t be allowed to be in charge of conducting the important primaries.
“everything must be done to ensure that the persons in the leadership of the party at the center who are part of the contrived crisis in Edo State must not even remotely be allowed to plan, participate or supervise the primary election.
“Allowing any member(s) of the national leadership who have been involved in the contrived crisis in Edo State would equate making such person or persons judges in their own case. This is contrary to the principle of natural justice and will be naturally resisted,” Odigie-Oyegun warned.