…says ‘I remain loyal to President Buhari’
Sacked National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, on Saturday, spoke out for the first time on the dissolution of the party’s National Working Committee, saying he has accepted the decision of the National Executive Committee in good faith.
Oshiomhole, who spoke for the first time since Thursday’s dissolution of the APC NWC, told journalists in Abuja that he had formally accepted the sacking of the NWC he led.
The former APC chairman, however, pledged his loyalty to the ruling party, adding that his loyalty to President Muhammadu Buhari remained intact.
According to him, “Of course, we have now been dissolved and I have accepted that dissolution in good faith. I have always assured the President of my loyalty.
“I know it is easy for people to speak of loyalty when the going is good but loyalty is brought to the test when the going gets really tough.”
Oshiomhole also stated that he was happy with what he achieved while his tenure in office lasted.
He said the ruling APC under his leadership was able to work hard to ensure that unity returned to the Ninth Assembly.
He listed the emergence of Senate President, Ahmad Lawan and the Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, who he said had helped the executive arm of government to succeed, as part of his achievements.
Oshiomhole-led NWC was sacked last Thursday by the party’s NEC and replaced by a caretaker committee.
The decisions were taken at the emergency NEC meeting of the party, chaired by President Buhari.