The former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, says he has taken the decision of the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) in good faith.
The NEC, at its meeting on Thursday, dissolved the National Working Committee (NWC) which had Mr Oshiomhole in charge, and constituted a 13-member caretaker committee to manage the party’s affairs pending the next national convention.
In his first public reaction to the development, Oshiomhole told reporters on Saturday at his office in Aso Drive, Abuja that he has accepted the decision.
“A special NEC meeting was called and at the end of the meeting, the national working committee was dissolved and I ceased to be chairman,” he said.
“Mr President graciously invited me to his office in 2018, precisely two years ago. The president said ‘if you do not reform the All Progressives Congress (APC), you can as well forget about 2019.
“And, I know that reforms can be challenging and it will entail taking difficult decisions, but mine has been a life of trouble, I accepted this and I believe that I did my best.”