By Shola Akingboye – 27th June 2020
Former Edo State governor and National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has accepted the dissolution of the National Working Committee (NWC) in which he was the Chairman in good fate.
He made this known in his first public reaction to the development at a press conference on Saturday at his office in Asokoro, Abuja. Oshiomhole said though he will not make any comment about the legality or otherwise of the decision, he has accepted it.
As the chairman of APC, Oshiomhole was the head of the NWC and the dissolution meant he has been sacked from office and all pending cases bothering on his suspension from the party are of no consequence due to the new development at the national level of the party.
“A special NEC meeting was called and at the end of the meeting, the national working committee was dissolved and I ceased to be chairman.
“Mr President graciously invited me to his office in 2018, precisely two years ago. The president said ‘if you do not reform the All Progressives Congress (APC), you can as well forget about 2019.
“And, I know that reforms can be challenging and it will entail taking difficult decisions, but mine has been a life of trouble, I accepted this and I believe that I did my best,” Oshiomole told journalists.
Recalls that a 13-member caretaker committee was subsequently appointed to manage the affairs of the party until a national convention is held, but there have been reports that some members of the NWC are considering going to court to challenge the dissolution which they described as illegal.