The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole has sarcastically wished for more crises in the party to enable it beat the opposition in elections.
While speaking when he received a delegation of APC members led by Umar Ganduje, governor of Kano state, Oshiomhole boasted that the speculated crises rocking the ruling party did not reflect in the party’s electoral victories in the polls conducted so far.
The APC boss then joked that if a crisis is what it takes to win elections, he won’t mind the continuation of more crises. Oshiomhole said:
“When I pick up newspapers and they say APC is in crisis, by the time you take the next page, they say APC has won this election, APC has won that election And I’m like, if crisis means winning elections, let us be having crisis,” he said.
“At the heart of electioneering and partisan contest, is the capacity of a political party to approach election in a united front – canvass put issues to the people and win.
“As you know, last week we recovered Imo also, the lower court thought that 12 is equivalent to a third of 27 but the supreme has got the correct arithmetic right.
“We didn’t think we should go into street protest because to join them in street protest is like the Igbo proverb which says that ‘when a mad man takes your clothes while you are in the bathroom and he is trying to run away and you come out naked running after him, people will say look at these two mad men.’
“That is why we resisted the urge to join PDP in a street fight because it won’t make any sense, we as a governing party has the burden to maintain peace.”
This is coming barely two weeks after the APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole admitted that the ruling party will not be in power forever.