The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Oyegun says his party knows that Nigerians may not keep them in power in 2019.
Speaking at the public presentation of a book, APC: The Making of a Change Agent’ written by Okoi Obono-Obla special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Prosecution at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja, Oyegun said his party would not act like the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) when it was in power.
“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.”