Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC, has said that members of the opposition People Democratic Party, PDP, who oversees ‘sensitive’ positions in Federal Agencies of Government, will be sacked.
He said that the agencies were entrusted in the hands “those (PDP members) who do not believe in our change agenda.”
“They are the conservative right-wing party. We cannot entrust to conservative forces an agenda for change. Government is not in the Villa. Villa is not the head of government. Government is in the agencies – what they do, how they do it, the quality of service delivery and the style of that service delivery,” The Nation quoted Oshiomhole as saying while inaugurating the non-Executive National Working Committee, NCW, members on Wednesday.
Oshiomhole said that the leadership of the party will liaise with the federal executive to achieve its goal.
“We have a duty to convince the federal executive that this government has no business with any PDP in sensitive federal agencies and using their old tactics in service delivery,” the party chairman said.
The former Edo state Governor said that those leaving the APC to form a coalition were “mercenaries, who mistakenly joined the party for personal gains”.
He however added that party members, who left with genuine complaints, will be persuaded to remain in the APC.
“We will do everything possible to assuage those who have genuine grievances who simply want fairness and justice. I believe on your behalf, I can give them all the assurance that there will be justice, there will be fairness,” Oshiomhole said.
He added that the APC remained a force in the forthcoming 2019 elections, despite the coalition formed by some members of the party.
“If you harness the energy of one million snails and transform it into one snail to run, it cannot catch up with an Antelope. So, when we were told 50 political parties had merged to confront us towards 2019, I was excited because first, that is a clear admission that as things stand today, neither the one we defeated before, the PDP, nor the new one that they claim to have formed has what it takes,” Oshiomhole said.