Former Edo State Governor, John Odigie-Oyegun, has revealed why he did not take party in the campaign movement of the All Progressives Congress in the just concluded Edo State elections.
Recall that the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Godwin Obaseki defeated the candidate of the APC, Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
The former National Chairman of APC while speaking with newsmen in Benin City, the state capital, said “I cannot support injustice” and will only do what his conscience doesn’t consider wrong.
“Let me put it this way: I am a man of conscience. I am a strong believer in justice and fair play. I am a strong believer that when the rules of an association you belong to have been so flagrantly disregarded, put aside, not complied with, then, you have to go back to your conscience to say, can I support what has happened? I cannot support injustice.”
“In terms of going out to work for injustice, I hope you get the meaning? Going out, to say, what I in my conscience I considered wrong, I am not supporting working for it, to be instituted, l cannot do that. And normal people should not do that. Your loyalty in life should be what is right, that is principle.’
“Don’t forget, at every point, my views were known and it is not that I hide and I said nothing,” Oyegun explained.