- The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is the biggest reason why Adams Oshiomhole joined the All Progressives Congress (APC)
- According to the former national chairman of the party, his ambition was to remove the PDP from power
- Going further, the former Edo state governor said he has no regrets about the actions that led to his sacking
In what will surprise many Nigerians who would be expecting a contrary statement, Adams Oshiomhole, former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has revealed the main reason he joined the party.
According to him, he was not driven by ideology but basically to send the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from power, The Cable reports.
He disclosed this while addressing journalists at the fundraiser and investiture of Victoria Unuoarumi as the 10th president of Rotary Club in Abuja, on Saturday, August 28.
The APC national working committee (NWC) led by Oshiomhole was dissolved by the party’s national executive committee (NEC) in June 2020 following a protracted leadership crisis.
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Going further, he claimed that he has no regrets about the actions that led to his sacking, Vanguard Newspaper added.
“No. Life is all about regret. I am a very happy man. Or do you see me looking sad? I might look small but not sad.
“I didn’t join the party because I wanted to become chairman, I joined the part because I wanted to form an alternate platform that was capable of taking PDP out of power and that objective was achieved.”
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More than a year after leaving the position of national chairman of APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has distanced himself from the leadership crisis rocking the ruling party.
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The former Edo state governor in a statement shared on his Facebook paged on Wednesday, August 11, by his media aide, Victor Oshioke denied any plan to return as the national chairman of APC.
While describing the speculation as false, Oshiomhole reaffirmed his loyalty to the APC under the leadership of Governor Mai-Mala Buni of Yobe state. He dissociated himself from a statement credited to Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze who was quoted to have said Festus Keyamo, the minister of state for labour and employment, and others were plotting to return him to office.
APC crisis: Keyamo fires Oshiomhole, says ex-chairman hunted by his political misfortunes
In another report, Festus Keyamo, the minister of state for labour and employment has reacted following a comment reportedly made by the former national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, against him over his removal from the office.
A new defector to the APC, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, had allegedly commented that Keyamo and others were plotting to bring Oshiomhole back as national chairman of the party.
Legit.ng gathered that Oshiomhole, however, noted that it would be frivolous for any right-thinking person to assume that Keyamo who actively supported his removal as national chairman of the party, would now plot to bring him back to office.