National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has insisted that all ‘strategic committees’ in the National Assembly must be headed by members of the party.
Oshiomhole stated this at a dinner organised in honour of House of Representatives Members-elect at the State House old Banquet hall, Abuja, on Tuesday.
The former Edo State governor noted that the ruling party do not need to do business with the opposition to survive in the ninth assembly.
According to Oshiomhole, ”Out of 223 APC elected members, about 67 were re-elected, the rest are new members.
”In other climes, you don’t go into coalition when you are in the majority, you do so when you don’t have the numbers. We have the numbers, out of 306, Nigerians elected 223 APC members because they don’t want Mr President to face the trauma of 2015.
”Most of those who decamped were rejected and even those who led it were uprooted. We cannot as a party which has a comfortable majority, entrust critical committees in the hands of the PDP or opposition.
”If Nigerians wanted them, they could have voted them. In the days of PDP, every committee was chaired by PDP members.”
Oshiomhole, who described Saraki and Dogara as selfish, greedy politicians, said both the re-elected and new members of the APC were entitled to heading committees.
He, therefore, reiterated that the APC would never share what belonged to it with the opposition.