By Akinwale Kasali
Chairman of the ruling political party, All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole, is in the news again over his comment that ‘Once you join the APC, your sins are forgiven’.
Mixed reaction has however trailed the statement, as the social media has been awashed with criticism and counter-criticism trailing the statement of the former Edo State governor.
At the APC rally in Benin, Edo State, Oshiomhole while receiving defectors from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and other political parties said that since they have joined the APC, no atter their sins, it has been forgiven.
“We have some PDP defectors. They are, Henry Tenebe, Iluobe….Iluobe means I have done something wrong. Yes, once you join the APC, your sins are forgiven.”
Sharon Chidubem, a social and political commentator, said the APC chairman goofed to have made such statements. This she said shows that the anti-corruption fight is a fiat.
“The APC has continually shown that they are deceitful set of people. If any corrupt politician that has been indicted cross carpet to APC, then he becomes a saint. They have even shown that overtime. Musiliu Obanikoro is a free man after defecting to APC despite his atrocities and his corrupt records, so applies to Iyiola Omisore. This party is full of deceit and lies”, she concluded.
In the same vein, Femi Mabinuori, lambasted Oshiomhole for the statement made by him. “This there change mantra is deceiful, they are bunch of corrupt people that believe they can deceive Nigerians. We should all vote them out, they are thieves, emptying of treasuries for their own selfish interest”.