JUST IN: APC’ll bounce again stronger, says Oshiomhole
By Jide Orintunsin, Abuja
In the true spirit of reconciliation, the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole on Tuesday stated regardless of the assorted contestations that gripped the get together in current occasions, the get together will bounce again stronger and higher.
Addressing members of the National Working Committee (NWC) which had in attendance members of each professional and anti-Oshiomhole teams, the chairman stated the NWC of the get together is united.
According to him, “despite what we have passed through, this NWC is not divided.”
The chairman, who admitted that the get together could have gone by some challenges and disagreement, argued that the motion and inaction of NWC members have been to not destroy the get together however for its progress.
He then urged members of the NWC to place all that occurred behind them to ensure that the get together to forge forward.
Oshiomhole who went philosophical famous that God should have allowed the get together to go by the current travails as a way to train everybody a lesson and for everybody to readjust their disposition in the direction of their duties.
“I think that God is never wrong, He has allowed what has happened to happen so that we all can learn, everybody re-examine his conscience, strengthen those bonds of friendship, bonds of solidarity and work as a family.”
Extending olive department to his opponent, Oshiomhole admitted that he could not have been the perfect chairman, however identified that no person can fault his sincerity of function stressing that within the curiosity of peace he was ready to reconcile his type of management.
“I am the first to admit that I am not the best chairman in the world and I will never be. But no one can fault the sincerity of my purpose. My style can only be my style. But, I recognise that I must reconcile my style to others so that we can meet in the middle of the road.”
The chairman then counseled President Muhammadu Buhari, for granting listening hears to those that approached him with a view to making sure that our get together stays on track.
He additionally expressed appreciation to the position APC Governors performed in resolving the get together disaster.
He stated the attendance on the NWC assembly would shut the mouth of detractors who thought NWC members shall be coming to battle. “I wear no boxing gloves. I wanted to wear complete white to send a message of peace. And, I think everybody came here with a good heart and may God see us through this moment. We are going to bounce back stronger and better.”
The chairman arrived the get together Secretariat at about 12:50 pm to the ready palms of some loyal get together members, APC States Chairmen who got here in solidarity with the chairmen. No fewer than 17 States Chairmen have been on floor to welcome him.
On arrival, the chairman went straight into his workplace the place he held a short assembly with some loyal members of the NWC earlier than transferring into the Conference room of his workplace for the assembly.
The performing nationwide Secretary, Chief Victor Giadom who arrived the Secretariat as early as 11:27 am had earlier packed his automobile on the parking area meant for the nationwide secretary earlier than he took the seat of the nationwide secretary through the assembly as Arc. Waziri Bulama who was nominated for the put up was not in attendance.
The National Deputy Chairman, North, Alhaji Lawan Shuaibu was equally absent on the assembly.
The pro-Oshiomhole NWC group on the assembly embody, Chief Abiola Ajumobi, National Deputy Chairman, the National Vice Chairman, South-South, Prince Hillard Eta, nationwide authorized adviser, Babatunde Ogala, National Organising Secretary, Emma Ibiduro, National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, National Woman Leader, Salamatu Hassan Beiwa, Acting National Auditor, Paul Chuwkuma, National Treasurer, Abu Adamu Fanda, National Welfare Officer, Ibrahim Masari and Special (bodily challenged) Leader, Misbau Didi.
The anti-Oshiomhole group on the assembly had, the performing National Secretary, Chief Victor Giadom, National Vice Chairman South-West, Pst. Bankole Oluwajana, National Vice Chairman, North East, Comrade Mustapha Salihu, Deputy Publicity Secretary, Mohammed Ibrahim, National Vice Chairman, North West, Inuwa Abdikkadir.