By Williams Anuku, Abuja
Former National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, who met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja on Monday, has described some members of the Progressive Governors Forum as cowards.
He also alleged that some of the governors used the Director General (DG), of the Forum, Salihu Lukman against him, a development that culminated in his exit from his position as the party’s national chairman.
Oshiomhole told State House correspondents that he would not engage in a dirty fight with the DG as that would mean soiling himself.
It will be recalled that while advising the new national leadership of the APC in a letter last week, the DG had accused Oshiomhole of frustrating the newly inaugurated National Caretaker Committee to ensure that he is retuned as the party’s chairman.
The former Edo State governor said: “You want me to engage in a fight with a pig? If you engage in a fight with a pig, the pig already is stained by its nature and you will wear your white garment, and in my own case, khaki to go and wrestle with a pig? I will not.
“You see, what I want the media to interrogate, how does winning Edo…when I was removed as national chairman, Edo was APC…So, do I have to win Edo to become the chairman? Do I look so unemployed? I’m 68.
“So, it takes an empty brain to suggest that Oshiomhole wants to stage a come back to become the national chairman. For what? To go and do a reseat?
“So, my attitude is not to reply the noise and it is coming from somebody who says he is an employee and appointee of Progressives Governors Forum. He is just like the cowards that are using him that are not able to come out. Otherwise, you should ask this guy, who is now an election expert.
“He contested for senate against Makarfi, he lost. He even contested against governor el-Rufai during the primaries and he lost, before Fayemi unilaterally appointed him the DG.
“So, if he is now the spokesman abusing me and all of that, you want to drag me to his level? No! A gentleman does not wrestle with a pig, if you do you will always be stained and I don’t want to get into that.”