All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole has threatened to dissolve any state executive committee of the party that takes a side against any aspirant, group or individuals in the governorship primary election.
This, he said while delivering the party’s membership register to its state chairmen yesterday in Abuja.
He said the national working committee (NWC) of the party reserves the right to disband any state executive that is against the party’s interest.
Oshiomhole explained that the business of the state executives should not be confused with their personal preferences, particularly in states where there were more than one aspirants contesting for a position.
“If you do that, and it is not going to be secret, we will, without any hesitation disband the entire executive,” he said.
“The NWC has the power without giving reasons to disband any executive which in its opinion, is no longer fit and competent to represent the party in respective states.
“There is only one party known to law, and that is the APC, so, please, resist any temptation.
“We have seen embarrassment where people go on television canvassing positions of their governors or declaring one person as the sole candidate.
“You don’t have those powers, and if you do so, not only can you be dissolved, you can be prosecuted for breach of oath of office and oath of allegiance to the APC.”
He admonished the party’s state chairmen to remain objective even if as humans, they have their own preference.
Oshiomhole said the state chairmen must create a level playing field for all aspirants and not to allow themselves to be used by political bigwigs in their respective states, stating that they do not own the party.
Oshiomhole also warned the state chairmen not to tamper with the register being handed over to them, or destroy it.
“If anybody thinks if you destroy what you have, you would have destroyed the evidence, you only would have implicated yourself,” he said.
“Because we have it stored in flash drive and can always reproduce, but then you would have come under sanction.
“Please know the difference between your responsibilities to the party and your individual inner preferences with regards to any of the offices, including president, governors, senators and house of assembly members.”
He warned the state chairman not to choose any aspirant to associate with until he or she emerges as the party’s candidate.
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