- Adams Oshiomhole said he remains a loyal and founding member of the ruling APC
- The former APC national chairman declared that he can't be forced out of the party by anybody
- Oshiomhole noted that the people who were bent on destroying the party have been uprooted
Following the aftermath of his suspension as the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has said that nobody can force him out of the party.
In a report by Channels TV, the former Edo state governor revealed this at a reception held for him by his kinsmen and supporters at his country home in Iyahmo, Etsako-West local government area.
Oshiomhole speaking at the event on Sunday, July 19, noted that he remains a loyal and founding member of the party.
He went on to note that the people who were bent on destroying the party in Edo state have been “smoked out”.
The former national chairman assured party faithful and supporters that with the absence of those who have been ousted APC remains more formidable.
According to Oshiomhole, his aim for returning to Edo is not to rest, but to ensure that the gubernatorial candidate of the party, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu is elected as the next governor of the state.
The party chieftain added that he came for only one project and won't be returning to Abuja until it is completed.
“The man (Ize-Iyamu) that is coming is not a stranger. He knows the roots, unlike the current governor who just became governor and does not know the efforts people made to make him governor.
“We will kick out this MoU governor and replace him with a pastor who will sweep out the Coronavirus party by the grace of God”, he said.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the ward 10 chairman of the party in the Etsako West local government area of Edo state, Stephen Oshawo, explained why he suspended the former national chairman of the party.
Oshiomhole was controversially suspended by his ward in Edo back in November 2019, for alleged anti-party activities. The decision was upheld by different courts and contributed to the crisis that rocked the party before the final dissolution of the NWC at the party’s emergency NEC meeting.
Oshawo, at an award ceremony in Benin City, the capital of Edo state, on Thursday, July 9, lamented how he was unfairly treated despite being a chairman during Oshiomhole’s rule as governor of the state.
He said the former governor did not pay his pensions for eight months when he was governor of the state, adding that the condition was reversed in a month after Godwin Obaseki assumed office as a state governor.
APC ward lifts Oshiomhole's suspension | Legit TV