“In the immediate past governorship elections, we lost Bauchi due to non-payment of salaries and pensions by the outgoing governor of the states”.
“We lost Imo due to politics of selfish interests and attempt to create self political dynasty by the outgoing governor of the state”.
“We lost Benue due to some selfish big wigs in Benue APC frustrating governor Ortom’s govt, which made Ortom to defect from our party”.
“So, we can’t afford to loose more APC state in the forthcoming governorship elections slated to take place in Bayelsa and Kogi come November 2 this year”.
“Therefore, this is to reaffirm the party’s decision that erring and non performing APC governors, who do not pay salaries and pensions will not be given our party’s ticket to pursue their second term bid”.
“Be informed, that even Mr president is not happy with such corrupt and failed governors, who siphoned and mismanaged the homoungus funds given to their states by the president”.
“In addition, our attention has been drawn to the claims by some individuals in some states that Oshiomole does not have the power to give or deny ticket. But such uninformed individuals should understand that by the party’s constitution, APC governorship and presidential primaries or tickets are purely the national affairs of APC, not state affairs. They should also know that the national leadership of APC has the the right and the power to sanction, discipline or stop any erring member of the party no matter his or her position or status in the party and in the state or federal govt”.
So, we stand firm and unwavering in our decision to field credible and charismatic candidates for Bayelsa and Kogi governorship elections”.
Source: Channels TV.