Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said his party has demonstrated it has internal democracy.
Oshiomhole said the crisis his party suffered during the primaries is a clear indication that it is democratic and members are free to express themselves.
Oshiomhole made this known on Monday while receiving the Northeast reconciliation committee led by the Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-makura, at the national secretariat in Abuja.
APC crisis does not indicate the party cannot consolidate on its gains, but present opportunities for members to learn, Adams reminded his audience.
“The more democratic and the more liberal a political party is the more freedom that people feel, to the extent that people are not afraid that if they talk they will be sanctioned.
“You will expect all kinds of discordant voices but those are not necessarily dysfunctional. We can learn from those voices and run a better party, a better system, better elections in the future.”
The APC leads by example, it does not give automatic ticket to anybody no matter who you are, he added.
“No matter what anybody wants to say, I think our party is leading by example. For example, we are the only party that allows people to contest election against a sitting governor. The other political parties, particularly the past governing party, the PDP, you check all their sitting governor have an automatic ticket. They printed only one form. So you are not allowed to even murmur about your governor, the governor is a given.