Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, has declared that he will not mortgage his conscience to keep his job as the party’s chairman.
Oshiomhole, in an interview with State House Correspondents, shortly after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, at Aso Rock, Abuja, said he is too old to begin to learn new tricks.
The ruling party chairman was reacting to growing calls for his removal as party chairman, following the crisis which trailed APC primaries across the country.
“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.
“Those who know, know that at my age, I cannot learn new tricks. I am absolutely committed to justice and fairness. I am 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.”
According to him, only three state governors elected on the platform had issues with him.
“Three governors are not particularly pleased with the outcome of the primaries in their states.
“Change is easy. We all want change but the process of change can be traumatising. “These are internal family issues; they are my friends, and that is important. Even in moment of distress, that friendship, I want to believe, is enough to help us to build a reconciliation.
“I think that with time, we will reconcile all these. Amosun is my good friend; we have known each other for a very long time; we exchange personal visits in addition to official visits. Zamfara governor has been the Chairman of NGF and I was an active member of that forum.