The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, has said with the popularity of the APC in Imo and Ogun States, the party would win the 2019 elections despite the alleged anti -party activities of their governors.
He described the governors as poor students of their own history who had forgotten they lost elections before winning on the platform of the APC.
Oshiomhole spoke after receiving the APC women leaders from Edo State and Abuja, who paid him a solidarity visit in his office in Aso Drive, Abuja.
Okorocha, Amosun and Governor Abdul - Aziz Yari of Zamfara State are at loggerheads with the national chairman for not recognising their preferred governorship candidates.
The preferred candidates in Imo and Ogun and some aides of the governors had since defected to other political parties to pursue their ambitions.
Oshiomhole said! “Those who think our political future is tied to them; they are poor students of their own political history. Some of these people who talk as if they are invincible, they have forgotten that they have run elections in the past and lost until they abandoned their parties and joined us. So if they return back, history will repeat itself.”
“Whether you are a big or small man, the rules are not supposed to discriminate. Our popularity in Imo and Ogun today is much higher. It is not that once you are a governor you have high electoral value.
“Yes in APC, our governors have high electoral value but we also know a few who are electoral liabilities.”
The former Nigeria Labour Congress President said Nigeria needed to go back to the era where institutions were respected and protected and not powerful individuals.
He added that the actions of the two governors would not affect the fortunes of the party in the elections.