The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Etsako Ward 10, Oshawo Stephen, says the National Chairman of the ruling party, Adams Oshiomhole remains suspended.
Naija News had reported earlier that Executives of the APC in ward 10 Estako West local government area of Edo, southern Nigeria, lifted the suspension order on the National Chairman of the ruling party, Adams Oshiomhole.
The decision of the Edo APC Ward was announced at a briefing in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital by Hilliard Eta, the APC National Vice Chairman (South-South). The APC National Vice Chairman (South-South) said the National Secretariat of APC was notified of the decision to lift the suspension by members and officials from Oshiomhole’s ward.
Presenting the resolution of the executive committee of the ward, which held on June 4 at the party Secretariat, Apana-Uzairue, Edo, the ward secretary, Emuakemeh Sule, said the committee had reviewed the circumstances leading to Oshiomhole’s suspension and found no merit in the allegation or processes employed.
The resolution reads as thus; “We the undersigned, being the Executive Committee of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ward 10 Eisako West L.G.A, Edo State having met today 4/ 6/2020 affirm the following positions:
“That we have reviewed the circumstances leading to the suspension of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and found no merit in the allegation or processes employed.
“We hereby lift the suspension placed on Comrade Adams Oshiomhole by the Ward.
“We call on all organs of our great party to restore all rights and privileges of membership to Comrade Adams Oshiomhole”.
Reacting to the development, the Edo APC Ward Chairman dismissed claims that Oshiomhole’s suspension as a member and Chairman of the party has been lifted, adding that the ward executives stand by their suspension of the erstwhile National Chairman of the APC.
In a statement, Stephen said the ward executives who were elected into office in 2018 remain intact and have not been displaced by anybody, describing the claims of the lifting of the suspension as a charade.
His words: “The suspension of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole by the ward executives remains valid. The statements to the contrary in the media are false and should be disregarded. We stand by our decision and have no reservation on the action as it is in the best interest of the party.
“The ward executives, as well as our counterparts at the Etsako West Local Government level, stand by the suspension of Comrade Oshiomhole for his divisive role in the crisis rocking the APC in Edo State.”
Meanwhile, Ezolomhe Rabiat, the Chairman APC in Etsako West LGA, also affirmed that the LGA executives are still members of the party in the state and stand by the suspension of Comrade Oshiomhole.
Source: Naija News