The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun, has declared that the APC would not act like the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) when it was in power because the party knows that Nigerians can kick it out of power.
Oyegun said this on Tuesday at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja, where he was presented with the book ‘APC: The Making of a Change Agent’, written by Okoi Obono-Obla, Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Prosecution.
“We encourage all those who participated intimately to document their record of what they think happened,” he said.
“Historians will then later take these slightly different versions considering the perspectives were you were standing to watch the show. And we will eventually have a comprehensive rendition of what happened.
“It was the first time a merger of that type had succeeded. It is the first time people had the intense nationalism to make the degree of sacrifice that was called for in agreeing to a merger. We had three party chairmen and a lot of other individuals.
“We created a machine that has started a significant move in entrenching democracy in this country. What is democracy? It is the ability to hire and fire. It was the first time that Nigerians had the ability of firing and it has become internalised in our political psyche.
“We know that we should not make the mistakes of the PDP. We too now know that we can be fired and that is democracy.”