National Chairman of Nigeria's governing party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole has vowed to sanitise government agencies across the country.
Mr. Oshiomhole stated this in his speech at the swearing in of the Non-National Working Committee Executives of the party at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja.
He promised to ensure that every person occupying important positions in government agencies in the APC administration is a card carrying member of the party.
He said the APC will purge out people from the opposition party who do not share in the party's ideology of change.
We still have a lot of PDP occupying very important positions in federal agencies, we have a duty to 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.
Those who aggrieved about how certain things are done, those who question that they don't seem to see the difference, it is because substantially, PDP is still managing these agencies, therefore we have a duty to convince the federal executives that we have no business, this government has no business retaining PDP in sensitive federal agencies, Oshiomhole said.
He added that the party will fix card carrying APC members in such positions.
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, he said.
Also speaking on promoting internal democracy in the APC Mr. Oshiomhole said that they would demonetize and remove corruption from the process of nomination in the party.
We have a lot of options in our constitution. We have the option of direct primaries. By direct primaries, you remove the power away from delegates to the party members and so if you think that you can compromise the delegates and undermine the wishes of majority of our members, we will call our members to do the voting. So, all those options are open. If we ask you to do consensus, you refuse to do consensus and you want to do a one man show, we knowing that one man cannot do election, we will neutralize those abuse of privileges by allowing direct membership participation, Oshiomhole said.
He urged the National Executive members to be good ambassadors of the APC by spreading the news of the achievements of the party to Nigerians.
Source: Voice of Nigeria