Dissolved APC NWC: My Position has not change – Oshiomhole Restates

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Dissolved APC NWC;

…Says documents challenging the dissolution are clear on who the plaintiff is

Appreciate President Buhari for his support, which made him last longer in the position as National Chairman

Former National Chairman of the APC Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has said that he still maintains his position of accepting the dissolution of the Oshiomhole-led APC, NWC. Oshiomhole is saying this after a member of his led NWC is seen legally challenging the dissolution.

In a statement by the former National Chairman, and obtained by Chris Osa Media Group, he thanked President Buhari for his support while he was Chairman and maintained his personal decision.

His statement reads “In reporting the legal action taken by a member of the dissolved National Working  Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), some attributions have been made to the effect that plaintiff is an “ally of Oshiomhole” or an “associate of Oshiomhole.”

The court documents are clear on who is the plaintiff.

For the avoidance of doubt, the 21-member NWC under my leadership largely worked cohesively and harmoniously. The only exceptions were those of the three members used by forces desperate to take control of the party. They contrived a crisis and abused the judicial process to undermine the constitution and integrity of the party.

The majority of 18 members worked as a  team and not as allies or loyalists of any body.

Former National Chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, President Muhammadu Buhari

When the National Executive Committee (NEC) in its wisdom dissolved the NWC, I immediately announced publicly that I accepted the decision, regardless of its illegality or otherwise,  as it affected my position as national chairman.

I was the only one at the press conference where I made the  announcement for personal reasons. The reason, of course, was that some of my colleagues in the dissolved NWC  obviously didn’t share my position not to contest the dissolution in court. I can only  accept responsibility for my own decision.

Subsequently, I instructed  my lawyers to withdraw the suits challenging my purported suspension from office by the proxies  of those bent on removing me as chairman.

It is, therefore, the height of mischief  to insinuate, as it is being done in some quarters, that I would publicly accept the decision and later surreptitiously seek to contest it in court.

That chapter of my political life is closed. Even if another NEC decision or a court order reverses the dissolution, with utmost humility I will decline to return as APC chairman.

I am proud of the accomplishments of the NWC under my leadership and I am grateful to the principled 18 members who worked as a  team committed to the cause of the party.

Above all, I bear no grudges against any one for the manner of my removal. Instead, I  am grateful and loyal to President Muhammadu Buhari  who encouraged me to contest the chairmanship of the party.

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I am  also very much appreciative of the  support of President Buhari who encouraged me to assert the authority of the party without fear or favour.Indeed, I would not have lasted as long as I did as  national chairman but for the President’s and support for me.I will continue to support his administration to succeed in serving the common  good

of the people of Nigeria. As signed by Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.

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