The embattled former APC Chairman, Adams Oshimhole says he has accepted his sack and the dissolution of the National Working Committee(NWC) of the party by President Buhari. Similarly members of the dissolved NWC also abandoned their plan to sue the president for disbanding the party’s apex body.
Speaking at the press conference, Oshiomle said he has taken the dissolution of the NWC in good faith, and that he has no regrets over the decisions he took while he was the national chairman of the party.
“The APC under my chairmanship has done its best and the results are there. Of course we have now been dissolved and I have accepted that dissolution in good faith.
I’m not going into the question of legality or illegality. The bottomline is that the president who invited me to lead the party and who mobilised all the support across the country for my emergence as chairman also presided over the meeting where the NWC has now been dissolved.
I have always assured the President of my loyalty and as a demonstration of my loyalty to Mr. President, loyalty to our party and loyalty to the Nigerian nation, I have decided to accept the decision in good faith and to maintain my loyalty, my respect and my admiration for President Muhammadu Buhari.” he said
Also speaking on Friday, Waziri Bulama, former national secretary of the party, said the disbanded NWC members have accepted the decision of President Buhari and the NEC.
He said: “Following consultations with our leaders all the stakeholders, we have accepted the decision of the President on the dissolution of NWC and the setting up of a Caretaker Committee headed by Governor Mai Mala Buni.
“We are respecting the president. We are not antagonistic. All the views we expressed were in the light of the constitution of the party. Consulting our leaders and stakeholders does not mean going to court. We have no such plans.
“We are putting aside all constitutional and legal processes in the overall interest of the party. We have respect for authority, we appeal to all the stakeholders not to escalate the crisis in the party. We will cooperate with Buni’s committee which will organize a convention in the next six months.
“This is what is propelling some segments of the party in struggling to take control of the party because some elements within the Nigerian political elite see the political party as only within the limited scope of a function of a party as a special purpose vehicle for elections; thinking that if they seize control of the party and without Buhari, they can steer the party in one direction or the other.
“The court cases were triggered by some of these interests some of which are political, some personal. For instance, political ambition, someone thinks that if he takes over the party, he can use it for this purpose or that. He or she wants to secure election in the local government, state, or the national level and use it to his own advantage. This can trigger agitation within the party.”