NIGERIA’S Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu has enjoined the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomole and other leaders of the party to reconsider substituting his name with the gubernatorial candidate of the party in Oyo state, Mr Adebayo Adelabu for electoral victory for the party in next year pools.
Barrister Shittu insisted that anything short of his prayer will spell doom for the party in Oyo State.
The minister boasted that he was the only credible aspirant who can deliver the state for the ruling party in 2019.
Shittu, who also called on the party to consider justice and restitution before talking of reconciliation stated this in a telephone interview with an online newspaper.
The ex- Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, who believes the crisis could be resolved, said the right thing must be done. He emphasised that the only thing he needed from the committee is restitution and justice, then reconciliation will follow.
“It is painful that everybody talks of peace without talking about justice.”
While advocating for Justice, Shittu submitted: “Before you talk of reconciliation, let there be restitution. After restitution, then we can talk of true reconciliation. We all condemned PDP for their injustice and impunity, why are we not doing things differently if truly we are progressives. What I mean by restitution is for the leadership of the party to return the ticket to me and make my very good brother, Adelabu as my running mate”.
The Minister further condemned what he described as impunity and imposition in the ruling party, saying that the party is not doing things differently from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which was responsible for its Waterloo in 2015.
He, however warned the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) never to follow the path of the PDP which led to its political harakiri.
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