Oshiomhole settles with aggrieved APC members, says all court cases to be withdrawn

Oshiomhole leads the APC National Working Committee meeting. Photo Credit: PUNCH

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole has said every internal wrangling within the ruling party has been settled.

Oshiomhole at the National Working Committee (NWC) meeting said he had forgiven the aggrieved members and had also asked for their forgiveness, in order to move the party forward.

Speaking at the meeting, Oshiomhole also said pending court cases involving NEC members had been withdrawn as a proof that the members could settle on their own.

“We have also resolved that we are going to withdraw all cases in court that any member of the NEC is involved in so that we must lead by example and we have shown that we are capable of managing ourselves and therefore we do not need the minister to help us resolve what we are capable of resolving,” Oshiomhole said.

“People have issues which they feel strongly about, and as a result the NWC took some decisions which affected my friend and brother, Senator Lawal Shuaibu, deputy national chairman north. The NWC had a reason for suspending him as at then.

“Today we have reviewed the situation and we believe that in the spirit of our renewed commitment to build unity and true reconciliation, we as leaders of the party elected at the convention should live by example.

“And that means for those we think have offended the system, we have chosen to lift their suspensions. Senator Lawal Shuaibu can resume his duties as deputy national chairman, north.

Oshiomhole leads the APC National Working Committee meeting.
Photo Credit: PUNCH

“We also reviewed the matter of Inuwa Abdulkadir, national vice chairman northwest. By the same spirit, the NWC was unanimous in lifting the suspension and he resumes work with immediate effect.

“I have asked everyone and they have accepted. Whatever they consider to be my own shortcomings, I have asked for forgiveness and they have forgiven. And whatever I considered to be anyone’s shortcoming that irritated me, I have also forgiven. This is the way it should be. It can only be abnormal if people know how to fight and they do not know how to settle,” he stated.

The crisis in the leadership of the ruling party had hit a nadir after Danlami Senchi, a judge of the federal capital territory (FCT) high court in Abuja, ordered the suspension of Oshiomhole.

Oshiomhole on Monday secured a judgment at the Court of Appeal in Abuja which ordered a stay of execution on the ruling suspending him as the party Chairman.

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