APC Crisis: Oshiomhole breaks silence on returning as APC Chairman


Former National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has broken silence on speculation that he’s planning to make a surprising return as the Chairman, saying he has decided to sleep on his rights.

Oshiomhole spoke on Saturday when he chaired a fundraising ceremony and the investiture of Mrs Victoria Unoarumi as 10th President of the Rotary Club of Abuja Maitama.

The event was also the 10th anniversary of the club.

He also challenged Rotarians in the country to go out and get more politicians to join them and subscribe to the club’s four-way test.

Oshiomhole said; “The judgment quashing my removal was not actually delivered last week. It was on July 2, 2020, about two weeks after I was removed from office. The only reason I decided to publish it was because I saw comments suggesting that people were not aware that the case was dismissed.

“I had addressed newsmen shortly after my removal and said that regardless of the legality or illegality of my removal, I accepted what happened in good faith and resolved I will not contest it. I promised to remain committed, do what I can as a party member to support the party.

“You know in law, you can decide as I have done to sleep on my rights. And as I took that decision to sleep on my rights, it has remained sleeping. I have decided for the purpose of party chairmanship to sleep on my rights and it remains happily so.

You can see that I have been active since I left office because I don’t think I need to be a chairman to remain relevant.

I didn’t join the party to become chairman but because we wanted to form an alternate platform capable of taking PDP out of power and that objective was achieved.

It does not matter it all went, but the important thing is that the primary purpose was not for me to be chairman”.

While he said he does not regret anything he has done, Oshiomhole also expressed optimism about the chances of Nigeria’s Democracy surviving after the 2023 elections.

“I have hopes not fears for 2023. People like to talk about their fears but for me, my life is about hopes. I think that by 2023 God will not forsake a nation of 200 million people.

“Our democracy has come to stay, it is not perfect, a couple of things could be done to strengthen it but we could move on and get on with the job, I strongly believe that God in his infinite power will help Nigeria to sustain democracy as we move through 2023.

“As an optimist, I always say that with all the problems that Nigeria have, soft Nigeria is still much more than the sum total of all these problems.

“Life is not all about regrets. I am a very happy man or do you see me looking sad? I might look small but not sad”. (Vanguard)