Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, has declared that he has accepted the dissolution of the National Working Committee, NWC, of the party in good faith.
This is as he disclosed that he had therefore asked his lawyer to withdraw the suit challenging the affirmation of his suspension as the chairman of the party by the Appeal Court.
The NWC was dissolved on Thursday at a National Executive Committee, NEC, meeting held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Oshiomhole who spoke at a press conference in Abuja on Saturday said he would not go into the issue of whether the dissolution was legal or not.
According to him, the important thing was that President Muhammadu Buhari who invited and supported him to lead the party chaired the meeting where the NWC was dissolved.
Said he: “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 bottom line is that the president who invited me to lead the party and who mobilised all the support for my emergence as chairman also presided over the meeting where the NWC has now been dissolved.
“Mr. President graciously invited me to run for the office of chairmanship of the party in 2018 precisely about two years ago. The president told me then that if we do not reform the APC, we can as well forget about the party.
“You know that reforms are challenging and it will entail taking difficult decisions. Mine has been a life of trouble and I accepted this and I believe I did my best.
“I’m happy that at the end of the day, 2019 elections have come and gone thanks to Nigerian people, our president had more votes in 2019 than we had in 2015. We have more members in the senate and house of representatives.”
Oshiomhole described ensuring that the APC controlled the leadership structure in the 9th National Assembly was one of the achievements of his leadership of the party.
He said that the achievement had made it possible for the legislature and executive to work in harmony for the progress of the country.
“Unlike 2015 we were not able to manage our victory in the two chambers such that we had an APC president in the Senate and PDP Deputy Senate President. This time working hard with my colleagues in the NWC and in consultation of leaders of our party across board we have the kind of unity expected in the governing party in the two chambers of the National Assembly.”