Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has stated that he can’t remain detached from the matter on who becomes the next candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the next 2016 governorship election in the state.
The Governor said this on Thursday 14 when he held a meeting with the APC leaders from three senatorial districts of the state.
He was quoted as saying “What I believe I owe my party is to explain to them the qualities of the governor we require. I believe we need someone who believes in our state, who believes that Edo state deserves to continue to prosper. I believe we need a governor who will see the three senatorial districts as his constituency, regardless of the senatorial district he comes from. I believe we need a governor who has capacity at this time to see beyond going to Abuja for allocation because there is not much available in Abuja now’’.
Going further he said “In this hall, about less than 70 per cent of you either individually or small groups, have come to ask me, ‘Comrade where do we go.’ But I told them it is too early. But let me ask, if any one of us has a right to have a say, should I as a governor have no such right to have a voice and a say on the choice of my successor? There will be party primaries according to our constitution, no question about that.
The Governor also stated that he has heard some statements/comments being said about his him the upcoming primaries about him selecting a candidate, but he said the next Gov. of the state will be a collective effort by all to ensure that the right person is voted in.