I won’t accept APC chairmanship again, says Oshiomhole

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A former National Chairman of the , has dissociated himself from the fresh suit instituted by the former National Vice Chairman (South South), Hilliard Eta, challenging the dissolution of the , which he chaired.

This was contained in a statement titled, ‘My Position Has Changed,’ which he signed, Monday.

Oshiomhole, said, he was the plaintiff in the matter as the court documents clearly showed.

The statement read in part, “In reporting the legal action taken by a of the dissolved of the , some attributions have been made to the effect that the plaintiff is an ‘ally of Oshiomhole’ or an “associate of Oshiomhole.” The court documents are clear is the plaintiff.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the 21- NWC under my leadership largely worked cohesively and harmoniously. The only exceptions were those of the three members used by forces desperate to take control of the party.

“The majority of 18 members worked as a team and as allies or loyalists of anybody. When the National in its wisdom dissolved the NWC, I immediately announced publicly that I accepted the decision, regardless of its illegality or otherwise, as affected my position as national chairman.”

Oshiomhole further explained that he personally announced his decision not to contest his removal from office for personal reasons, noting that some of his colleagues in the dissolved NWC didn’t share his views with regards to his decision not to contest the dissolution in court.

He, however said, “I can only accept responsibility for my own decision.

Subsequently, I instructed my lawyers to withdraw the suits challenging my purported suspension from office by the proxies of those bent removing me as chairman.”

The former chairman said would be mischievous to insinuate that he was surreptitiously contesting the matter in court after publicly denouncing the same.

Oshiomhole also said, “That chapter of my political is closed. Even if another NEC decision or a court order reverses the dissolution, with utmost humility I will decline to return as chairman.”