The former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has reacted to the dissolution of the party’s National Working Committee.
Briefing journalists on Saturday in Abuja, the ex-chairman said he has formally accepted the dissolution of the party’s NWC under his leadership.
Oshiomhole, however, pledged his loyalty to the ruling party, saying that his loyalty to President Muhammadu Buhari remains unshaken and had also directed his lawyers to withdraw the suit challenging his suspension at the Supreme Court in line with President Buhari’s directive at the NEC meeting, held at the State House Thursday, to all members to withdraw all pending cases from the court.
In his words, the real test of his loyalty is not when things are going smoothly but when things suddenly become rough.
“Of course, we have now been dissolved and I have accepted that dissolution in good fate. 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,” he said.
He also expressed his joy that the APC under his leadership was able to work hard to ensure that unity returned to the Ninth Assembly.
The party’s NEC had at a meeting chaired by President Buhari Thursday dissolved the Oshiomhole-led NWC following a protracted leadership crisis. A 13-member Caretaker/Special National Convention Committee chaired by Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni was also constituted by the NEC.