A former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has vowed not to lead the party again if he’s given a second chance.
The former governor of Edo State however stated that he was proud of the strides made by the party’s national working committee (NWC) under his leadership.
Naija News recalls that Oshiomhole was suspended indefinitely by a court order earlier this year, Justice Danladi Senchi, of the FCT High Court in Jabi, Abuja gave the verdict on Wednesday, 4th March 2020.
Oshiomhole stated that he personally instructed his lawyers to withdraw the suit challenging his suspension as the national chairman of the party.
“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,” A statement obtained by TheCable reads.
“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 anyone for the manner of my removal.”
Oshiomhole expressed gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for supporting his administration as APC chairman.
In June, the President Buhari-led National Executive Council of APC dissolved the party’s National Working Committee.
Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni was appointed as the Chairman Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Committee of the party.