A former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole says he will not lead the ruling party again, even if given a second chance.
Oshiomhole stated this in a statement titled, “My Position Has Not Changed,” which he signed, on Monday, December 7, 2020.
The former APC chairman said has no intention to return to the office which he held for two years, adding that he remains proud of the achievements of the party’s national working committee (NWC) under his leadership.
Noting that he holds no grudge against anyone who contributed to his removal, Oshiomhole said that he has instructed his lawyers to withdraw the suit challenging his suspension.
“I instructed my lawyers to withdraw the suits challenging my purported suspension from office by the proxies of those bent on removing me as chairman,” the statement read.
“It is, therefore, the height of mischief to insinuate, as it is being done in some quarters, that I would publicly accept the decision and later surreptitiously seek to contest it in court.
“That chapter of my political life is closed. Even if another NEC decision or a court order reverses the dissolution, with utmost humility I will decline to return as APC chairman.
“I am proud of the accomplishments of the NWC under my leadership and I am grateful to the principled 18 members who worked as a team committed to the cause of the party. Above all, I bear no grudges against any one for the manner of my removal.”
Oshiomhole expressed gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for supporting his administration as APC national chairman.
KanyiDaily recalls that a federal capital territory (FCT) high court had suspended Oshiomhole on March 5, four months after the former chairman was suspended by his state chapter of the party.