Thursday July 29, 2021 4:07 AM

Oshiomhole denies making plot to return as APC Chairman

Ex- National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has denied rumour making the rounds that he was scheming to return as Chairman of the ruling party.

He also said he is not involved in the court case filed against the sudden suspension of the former APC National Working Committee (NWC) led by him.

He said he would not even return as APC Chairman if court reverses the suspension.

The former Chairman said this in a statement in Abuja.

Acccording to him, he said that he is not keeping malice with anybody over his sudden removal as the Chairman of the ruling party.

He said he had no hands in the suit before a court against the National Caretaker Committee of APC.

He said: “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 the plaintiff is an “ally of Oshiomhole” or an “associate of Oshiomhole.” This is despite the fact that the court documents are clear on who the plaintiff really is.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the 21-member National Working Committee (NWC) under my leadership largely worked cohesively and harmoniously.

“The only exceptions were 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 anybody.

He added: “When the National Executive Committee (NEC) in its wisdom dissolved the NWC, I immediately announced publicly that I accepted the decision, regardless of its legality or otherwise, as it affected my position as national chairman. I was the only one at the press conference where I made the announcement.

“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.

“Since I could only accept responsibility for my own decision, 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.”

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