We must purge PDP elements from Buhari’s administration – Oshiomhole

We must purge PDP elements from Buhari’s administration – Oshiomhole


National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has said the party would do all in its power to get President Muhammadu Buhari to flush is administration of elements of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP so that the country could move forward.

APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole addressing pressmen on Ekiti State Election while Deputy National South , Otunba Niyi Adebayo at the Party Secretariat in Abuja. Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan.

According to Oshiomhole, “When Nigerians complain that they have not seen the change we promised in certain areas, it is because those agencies are still being managed by PDP elements”.

This came even as he again took a swipe at the PDP led Coalition of United Political Parties CUPP, saying the group is a collection of old coaches, incapable of searching for energetic players but only settling for tired legs.

Describing the coalition as a gathering of a million snails trying to outrun an Antelope, Oshiomhole also told the Reformed APC that the fact that they did not get what they wanted in the ruling party was not enough reason for them to have opted out.

The APC national chairman spoke Wednesday while inaugurating other national officers of the ruling party elected at its recent national convention, but who are not member of its National Working Committee NWC.

He said; “We are aware that even as at today, we still have a lot of PDP people occupying very important positions in federal agencies. We will do everything possible to purge these elements out of the system because we are a party of change. 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 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.

That is how the ordinary man interfaces with power and if these agencies are in the hands of those who do not believe in our change agenda, then we cannot expect miracles from them. And for those who are aggrieved as to how certain things are done, those who question that they do not seem to see the difference because substantially, PDP is still managing these agencies. So, we have a duty to convince the federal executive that we have no business, this government has no business with any PDP in sensitive federal agencies and using their old tactics in service delivery. That, I believe is a task that all of us must pursue.

“I believe that we now must work consciously to ensure that in replacing, we replace sinners with believers. Believers are those who are card-carrying members of our party and before we go outside the party family, we must convince ourselves that the persons we are taking, we are taking him because we do not have that particular expertise within the family, but even so, he must first take the card and demonstrate loyalty because if you do not believe in a process, you cannot be entrusted with the management of that process.

It is not because we are hungry to let our people have jobs, but because I have no confidence that PDP appointees can drive the changes that APC promised. APC promises must be kept by APC activists at managerial level, at board level and at political level. That, we must all work to achieve but while we are working on that, I will ask you to have patience because some peole give up too much early in life. If you work with conviction, that you didn’t get exactly what you expected is not a reason to look the other way. I think the most fundamental purpose that brought the APC into being was to save Nigerians from the misrule of the PDP. That has been achieved but the second challenge is now to take advantage of our being in office to work hard to deliver to Nigerians, first, before ourselves”, he declared.

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