Oshiomhole Problem: Buhari Suspends APC’s National Working Committee Meeting Indefinitely

Oshiomhole Problem: Buhari Suspends APC’s National Working Committee Meeting Indefinitely

By Salisu Sulaimon | Sub-Editor on March 17, 2020
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Yekini Nabena, President Muhammadu Buhari, Adams Oshiomhole
1. L-R; Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates the New APC Chairman Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as the 2018 APC National Convention comes to a close at the Eagle Square in Abuja on Saturday, June 23, 2018 " Sunday Aghaeze/NAN

Adams Oshiomhole, the embattled national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, was expected to preside over the National Working Committee, NWC, meeting scheduled to hold Tuesday, 17 March.

This was after the Court of Appeal in Abuja on Monday, March 16, 2020 lifted his suspension as the national chairman of the party.

However, the meeting will no longer take place today.

President Muhammadu Buhari had postponed indefinitely the APC National Executive Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday (today). As a matter of fact, the President took the decision before the Appeal Court lifted Oshiomhole’s suspension.

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Earlier, Lanre Issa-Onilu, the national spokesperson of the party, had announced on MondayOshiomhole would be presiding over the meeting.

“All members of the NWC are expected to attend as important matters; concerning the party will be considered and deliberated at the meeting”.

He further added, “Recall that a Court of Appeal on Monday stayed the execution order of a High Court restraining the APC National Chairman; Comrade Adams Oshiomhole from further acting in that capacity.”

Meanwhile, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, had highlighted reasons why plots to remove the party’s chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, are not justified.

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He noted that Oshiomhole is human; thus, he has his merits as well as his flaws.

Tinubu further noted Oshiomhole as a tireless campaigner and mobilizer for the party.

“He has steered the party through difficult elections. His contributions should not be undervalued now that the bulk of elections are behind us. To do so would be an act of ingratitude.

“It is no secret that the chairman and Edo Governor Obaseki are in dispute. This is unfortunate.”

He, however, added that the party has moved through proper procedures within the proper organs of the party to hopefully resolve this spat.

“All party members know this. Such decisions are part and parcel of internal party governance. Yet, motivated by ambitions that have nothing to do with the quality of the chairman’s performance, people shunned the agreed party reconciliation mechanism and resorted to other means to oust him.”

“These self-help attempts are unwarranted. These attempts reveal more about the perpetrators than they do about the chairman,” Tinubu’s statement read in part.

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