- Adams Oshiomhole has opened up on why he was sacked as APC's national chairman
- The former party chairman said he stepped on toes of powerful forces in APC who engineered his removal
- Oshiomhole expressed no regrets over the president's decision to sack the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party
Adams Oshiomhole, the immediate past All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairman, on Monday, August 3, revealed that he was removed from office because he stepped on powerful toes.
The former chairman of the ruling party disclosed this during an appearance on ARISE NEWS Morning Show.
While answering questions on the breakfast programme, Oshiomhole noted that he has no regrets about his actions as APC national chairman and the decision of the president to sack the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.
He added that he would fight the same forces that sacked him as the ruling party's chair if given a second chance.
He said: “Of course, I am aware that when you step on powerful toes, they will fight back, but I had no intention that I was going to be a life chairman. No.
“I decided I wasn’t contesting it because of my understanding of loyalty, particularly when you hold the office of trust, whatever has happened belongs to the past and I can’t do things differently.
"But let me assure you that I do not regret anything that we have done because you cannot change Nigeria without offending some powers.
“I have no regrets whatsoever on the decision to sack the NWC, which of course put an end to my chairmanship. No regrets. The average Nigerian wants strong leadership; they want things to be done differently."
According to him, he was invited by President Muhammadu Buhari who he said supported him to lead the party, seize it from the cabal, and return APC to party members.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that a Federal High Court sitting in Kano dismissed the ruling of another court in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja which suspended Oshiomhole on Wednesday, March 4.
It was reported that the ruling which was delivered by Justice A Lewis-Allagoa directed all the parties in the suit to maintain status quo pending the hearing on the motion on notice filed by the APC national chairman.
Delivering his judgement on Thursday, March 5, Justice Lewis-Allagoa restrained the APC from recognizing anyone apart from Oshiomhole as its national chairman.
In a related development, Oshiomhole has accepted the sacking of the party's NWC. Oshiomhole said he was all right with the decision of the President Buhari-led National Executive Council (NEC) to dissolve the NWC.
While many people have faulted the president and NEC's decision, Oshiomhole said he remains loyal to the Nigerian ruler and APC leader.
NWC dissolution: I remain loyal to President Buhari - Oshiomhole | Legit TV