The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun Tuesday stated that the party can be fired if it did not meet the aspirations of Nigerians.
Odigie-Oyegun stated this at the National Headquarters of the party when a book titled: “APC: The making of a change agents”, written by the Special Assistant to the President on Prosecution, Mr. Okoi Obono-Obla was presented to him.
According to him, Nigerians applied the right to fire a government for the first time when they voted out the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He defined democracy as hiring and firing of political office holders by those that elected them.
He said: “What is democracy, the ability to hire and fire. This is the first time Nigerians had the ability of firing and it has become internalised in our political culture. We too now know that we can be fired and that is the democracy.”
Speaking on the book, the APC National Chairman described it as an insider account of the merger process that culminated in the formation of the APC, as he encouraged other stakeholders who “participated intimately” in the formation of the APC to document their record of events for posterity.