Why we lifted Oshiomhole’s suspension – APC ward 10 leaders

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The Executive Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ward 10, Etsako West Local Government of Edo has lifted the suspension of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as member of the party.

Seventeen of the twenty-seven members led by the ward’s Vice Chairman, Mrs Adizetu Jafaru and Secretary, Emuakemeh Sule, signed the resolution lifting Oshiomhole’s suspension on Saturday.

While presenting the resolution of June 4 reached at the party Secretariat, Apana-Uzairue in Edo state to the acting National Chairman, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, who was represented by the National Vice Chairman, Hon. Hillard Eta at the National Secretariat of the party in Abuja, the ward secretary, Emuakemeh Sule, said the committee had reviewed the circumstances leading to the suspension of Oshiomhole and found no merit in the allegation or processes employed.

The resolution reads: “We the undersigned, being the Executive Committee of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ward 10 Eisako West L.G.A, Edo State having met today 4/ 6/2020 affirm the following positions:

“That we have reviewed the circumstances leading to the suspension of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and found no merit in the allegation or processes employed.

“We hereby lift the suspension placed on Comrade Adams Oshiomhole by the Ward.

“We call on all organs of our great party to restore all rights and privileges of membership to Comrade Adams Oshiomhole”.

Accepting the resolution, Eta commended the committee and noted that 17 of the 27 executive committee members had the simple majority needed to lift the suspension.

According to Eta: “In matters of this nature, our constitution provides for only a simple majority and 17 out of 27 is indeed more than a simple majority. So, we want to use this opportunity to thank Etsako West Ward 10 for what they have done. History will be on your side.

“I am also in receipt of the acceptance and ratification of the resolution by the Etsako West LGA executive dated the 9th of June 2020 and signed by the Chairman, Alhaji Abubakar Akokia and the Secretary, Hon. Dauda Ahmed.

“I am also in receipt of further ratification by the state executive committee of the APC in Edo state signed by Col. David Imuse (retd), the acting state Chairman and Lawrence O. Oka, state Secretary.”

He assured the ward leaders and National Working Committee (NWC) would meet to do the needful over the matter.

However, the others led by Oshawo Stephen, Chairman of the ward said Adams Oshiomhole remains suspended.

Oshiomhole was suspended by the party in November following his protracted disagreement with Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State.

It was on this basis that a High Court in the Federal Capital Territory ordered Oshiomhole’s suspension as APC national chairman.