Oshiomhole: As governor I never oppressed anyone

OrderPaperToday – Former Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomole has held a meeting with All Progressive Congress (APC) Senators at the National Assembly, which ended in a closed-door session.

He came to declare his intention to run as the Chairman of the APC and solicit support from the Senators.

Before they began a closed-door session, Oshiomole mentioned that although he fought with some Senators while they served as Governors during his time in the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), it wasn’t personal.

He said: “In the forthcoming convention, every Senator is a delegate in his [or her] right. I confess that while in [the] NLC I fought with some governors –not against them. They understand that is nothing personal.

“The beauty of democracy is that there will be debate and we contest issues. Governance is about participation and choosing to call ourselves All Progressives Congress shows that we are pro-people and it is driven by its members.”

Speaking on his tenure as a Governor, he said: “As a governor I have not oppressed anyone but power can be tempting.”

He told the lawmakers: “Given the opportunity to chair our party we must do some things differently. If anything in the newspapers to go by a lot of our party leaders have some concerns.”

After this, members of the press were ushered out as the meeting continued in an executive session.

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