The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has insisted that dictatorship also has its dividends.
Oshimhole said this while fielding questions from journalists, after his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday.
Asked to react to the criticisms from members of his party on both the ministerial and senate committee chairmen lists, the former Edo State Governor said people have the rights to pass comments even when such are not valid.
“Why should we be worried? Nobody wants graveyard silence. It is not for nothing that we asked for multi-party democracy, I have said to people when they talk about dividend of democracy, I have said it is a mistake, even dictatorship has dividends.
“What differentiates democracy from dictatorship is that free people have the right to make observations and to complain even if there is no validity in those complaints, feeling that they have spoken truth to power. It doesn’t mean they are right nor are they wrong, it shows that in our party we want to entrench the culture of contesting issues that people feel they are not comfortable about. It doesn’t mean that they are right.