National Chairman of All Progresssives Congress, APC, Mr Adams Oshiomhole has said that former President Olusegun Obasanjo had turned himself as Organising Secretary, moving round the country to recruit tired players for his third term agenda.
Oshiomhole who spoke to State House correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari behind closed-doors at Presidential Villa, Abuja on Friday said that his mission at the State House was to brief the President on what was going on in the party to ensure that there was no gap between the government and the party.
Commenting on the threat for mass defection of aggrieved members of APC, to other opposition parties, the former Governor of Edo State said, “I think it is something you should ask PDP. They are the ones who have suffered huge, huge mass defection even of the so called founding fathers.
“I mean, in those good old days, people like Mr Jerry Gana would tell us, we are the founding fathers. People like President Obasanjo will tell us, you know I was the first President. All of these people are gone. I think the media need to get more engaged and scrutinize us, those of us who are political players when we speak from both sides of the mouth or we turning the story upside down.
“Just few months back, you know that a good section after their convention, people like Mr Tunde Adeniran, Gana and a host of others who can be said to founding fathers of that party, they left to form what they call SDP or ADC or both. So, they broke out and then when it dawned on them that even together we defeated them just four years ago, and now further factionalized, what can they do.
“And they just want to capture power for the sake of power. So they say, even though we have already broken the house, can we for the sake of power come together? Does it make sense? In the morning, you broke away from PDP to SDP and then to ADC.
“And there is no better proof than that old man who is going round as an organizing secretary recruiting people, looking for tired players to continue with a third term agenda which Nigerians have rejected. By whatever form they come in, Nigerians have spoken. They are not going to return to the era where Central Bank and NNPC security money is shared to people based on PDP philosophy ‘share the money’.
“We won’t do that, if they have forgotten. It is quite easy for rubbers to forget easily the robbery they just did but it is not easy for the victim of the rubbery to forget.”