I won’t return as APC chairman — Oshiomhole

Former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress Adams Oshiomhole says he has moved on after his removal as the party chairman.

Oshiomhole stated this in a release on Monday dissociating himself from a fresh suit instituted by the party’s former national vice-chairman (south-south), Hilliard Eta, challenging the dissolution of the National Working Committee which Oshiomhole chaired.

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 did not agree with his move.

“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 on removing me as chairman,” he said.

The former Edo governor also stated, “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.”