Why I Chose To Play Local Politics — Oshiomhole, APC National Chairman
…I Don’t Want To Be An Abuja Politician Who Cannot Win His Pooling Unit And Ward Election
The National Chairman of All Progressive Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has said, he is playing local politics because he does not want to be a leader that cannot win any election in his State.
The APC National Chairman spoke on Saturday in Auchi, Edo State when he received some defectors from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
According to Oshiomhole, “l can’t leave local politics because I do not want to be a party National Chairman who can’t win any election in his state.
Some people asked me why I am playing local politics as a party national chairman and I told them that every politics is local. I don’t want to be an Abuja politician who cannot win my unit and ward election.
“I don’t want to be an Abuja politician because I am the ruling party National Chairman and on the day of the election, I can’t win my unit. I don’t want to be a chairman who campaigns and win the election in other States and on election day I can’t even win my own unit and ward, “he said.
“If I don’t win my place, how will I deliver the President and how will I be a useful National Chairman?
I will play National politics and I will also play Pooling Unit, Ward, Local and State politics because if you are disconnected with local politics, you are not going anywhere in politics.
“The only permanent position in politics is the grassroot while all other positions are tenure. By the time my tenure elapsed, I am still coming back to the local politics.
Earlier, Mr Abubakar Momoh, leader of the defectors, had said that he opted to join the All Progressive Congress (APC) to work with Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and Governor Godwin Obaseki towards a better Edo.