Embattled former governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomhole on Monday described the Director General of the Progressives Governors Forum, Mr Salisu Lukman as a pig, saying he has no time to fight such dirty character to avoid staining his clean khaki.
Oshiomhole stated these shortly after visiting President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, adding that he was neither jobless nor desperate to want to return as the chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Asked to react to a recent allegation by Salisu Lukman that he was making reconciliation efforts difficult for the interim committee of APC headed by Yobe State Governor, Mr Mai Mala Buni, Oshiomhole said aid taking issues with the DG was tantamount to a “pig fight.”
“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,” he said.
According to Oshiomhole who is also the immediate past national chairman of the APC- “So, do I have to win Edo to become the chairman? Do I look so unemployed? I’m 68. So, what they don’t understand is that it is not the office of chairman that made me who I am. It is my pedigree from my days as a labourer in the textile industry to be the general-secretary of textile workers all over Nigeria and becoming the president of Nigeria Labour Congress.
“There is no village I go to that people do not know me …I used to override the godfathers in Edo state for two consecutive terms and even got the governor elected through elections; no violence before becoming the national chairman.”