Adams Oshiomole, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has accused the Peoples Democratic Party of planting the alleged third term agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari in the media.
President Buhari in his New Year’s day letter to Nigerians once again dismissed rumors that he will be seeking a third term in office.
Addressing newsmen on Thursday, Oshiomhole alleged that the PDP planted the idea of third term agenda by President Muhammadu Buhari in the sub-conscious of most Nigerians to further confuse the political space.
According to the former governor, “It is still in the sub-consciousness of most Nigerians that the first (sic) Nigerian President tried to do Third Term, emptied the treasury to bribe members of the National Assembly and since that President left, thanks to the National Assembly, no other next President has done eight years in office.”
“You can recall that President Yar’Adua, unfortunately, has since joined his ancestors, and President Jonathan did six years and so by the special grace of God, this President (Buhari) whom we pray will do his eight years complete in line with the provision of the constitution.”
“And because there is a level of idleness within a section of the political class people can sponsor all kinds of publications and to give doubt whether or not the President is planning to stay longer. And I think it is his decision that at every interval he needs to remind Nigerians that he is not about to do what a PDP President did. For me it is necessary and in any case it costs us nothing to reassure us that `I am leaving.’’ he said
Oshiomole also reacted to some members of the ruling party calling for his resignation as the chairman of the party.
“It’s a tree that bears fruits that attracts stone. You hardly see people throwing stone at a dry tree palm tree. But if you see a mango tree when it is its season, people throw stones at it when passing, he said.
“I think that is my lot but my report card is also very very clear. You, my comrades should also help in interrogating the process, how a performance of a National Working Committee of a political party should be evaluated? But I think the evaluation should start mostly, how many elections did you lose, or lost.”
“Last week we saw the British Labour Party Leader that he accepts responsibility for the crushing defeat that the Labour Party suffered under his leadership, he offered in principle having accept responsibility, will not lead the party in the next election, so he is going to resign because under his leadership the party was rejected by the British electorate.”
“In my own case, and I challenge anyone to say that any of these things are not true. We the executive members of the party were sworn in on June 3, 2018, at about 6 p.m. Two weeks later, we went to Ekiti to contest election against a PDP incumbent governor Fayose and we won. Kayode Fayemi today is the governor of that state.”