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I outsmarted APC NWC to deliver presidency to south-west, says Omisore

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Iyiola Omisore, immediate-past national secretary of the All
Progressives Congress (APC), says he worked for President Bola Tinubu to become
the party’s presidential candidate.

 

In the buildup to the party’s presidential primary in June
2022, Abdullahi Adamu, former APC national chairman, supported Ahmad Lawan, a
former president of the senate.

 

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However, Lawan lost out to Tinubu at the primary election.

 

Speaking during ‘Inside Sources’, a programme hosted by
Laolu Akande on Channels Television, Omisore said he outsmarted all those who
were trying to have a presidential candidate from their zones.

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 “In politics,
everybody has their mindsets. We came from different (geopolitical) zones to
the NWC that time, representing different interests,” Omisore said.

 

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“I was the most senior member of the party in the south-west
and my mandate was to deliver the south-west for the presidency.

 

“Somebody from south-south too, his own mandate was to
deliver south for the presidency. I want to assume so.

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 “So, my own way was
to get to my destination which I have gotten to today. The way and manner I did
my journey is between me and God.

 

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“I can’t castigate anybody who tried to be smart but if you
want to be smart and I outsmarted you, to God be the glory. But the point is
that my mission was to deliver the south-west presidency which we are today.”

 

Omisore said though different people in the national working
committee (NWC) had candidates they wanted to become flag bearer, they were still
able to present a democratic convention.

 

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“We voted. Everybody had a choice and it was transparent,”
he said.

 

 “The moment there is
a transparent primary, there won’t be noise; it is only when people feel
cheated that they go to court.”

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