👤 Abdul Tukur, DENISAURUS News
Adams Oshiohomole has “accepted” his removal as the chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The former Governor of Edo state, who served for two term was hell bent on preventing his successor, Godwin Obaseki, from seeking a second term on the APC platform, although the President had stated that all those seeking to re-run should be allowed to do so.
Governor Obaseki has since left the ruling party to join the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP
Governor Obaseki is not the only prominent member of the APC who has blamed Mr Oshiohomole for his decision to leave the party to join the PDP.
The president of the eight Senate, Bukola Saraki also left the party in 2019. At the time, Yusuf Lasun, who was the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representative warned that Mr Oshiohmole was on the path to destroy the party.
During the last election, Mr Lasun stated that Mr Oshiohomole has adopted method that was not working for the party.
He said: “I hope the chairman will wake up. That chairman is going to destroy that party. The chairman of that party is going to destroy it.
Reacting to the current crisis engulfing the party as a result of Mr Oshiohomole’s decision to deny Governor Obaseki the party ticket, President Buhari decided to disolve the National Working Committee led by the sacked chairman.
The decision to sack Mr Oshiohomole and the NWC working with him was announced at a “special NEC meeting.”
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A faction loyal to the sacked chairman had proposed going to court to challenge the President’s decision, but they have now rescinded on the plan.
Mr Oshiohomole said “the 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,”
“I am happy that the 2019 elections have come and gone, thanks to Nigerians, our president had more votes in 2019 than we had in 2015 and we have more members in the Senate and in the House of Representatives.”