Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, former Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, said on Saturday that he has accepted the dissolution of the party’s National Working Committee, by its National Executive Committee, NEC.
The APC NWC was dissolved at a meeting of NEC attended by President Muhammadu Buhari last Thursday as a result of the leadership crisis that followed the suspension of Oshiomhole by Court of Appeal.
As the chairman of APC, Oshiomhole was the head of the NWC and the dissolution meant he has been sacked from office.
A 13-member caretaker committee was subsequently appointed to manage the affairs of the party untill the a national convention is held.
There have been reports that some members of the NWC are considering going to court to challenge the dissolution which they described as illegal.
But in his first public reaction to the development, Oshiomhole said though he will not make any comment about the legality or otherwise of the decision, he has accepted it.
“A special NEC meeting was called and at the end of the meeting, the national working committee was dissolved and I ceased to be chairman.
“Mr President graciously invited me to his office in 2018, precisely two years ago. The president said ‘if you do not reform the All Progressives Congress (APC), you can as well forget about 2019.
“And, I know that reforms can be challenging and it will entail taking difficult decisions, but mine has been a life of trouble, I accepted this and I believe that I did my best,” he told journalists on Saturday at his office in Asokoro, Abuja.
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Horror on the loose: kidnapper who kills and deposits bodies of victims in septic tank arrested in Rivers
The Rivers State Police Command said its Anti-kidnapping Unit has arrested a notorious kidnapper and serial killer, Anthony Ndubuisi, during a sting operation.
Ndubuisi, who hails from Imo State but resides in Umuebulu Etche Local Council Area of Rivers, has carried out several kidnappings and killings of victims including three foreign nationals and a Nigerian.
A statement by the command said, “Operatives of the Anti-kidnapping Unit in a sting operation yesterday 29/6/20202 at about 1330hrs, arrested a notorious kidnapper and serial killer, one Anthony Ndubuisi from Ngo-Okpala in Imo State but who resides at Umuebulu Etche LGA.
“The suspect, who was arrested through intelligence, upon interrogation confessed to have carried out several kidnappings and killings of his victims including three foreign nationals and a Nigerian. The recent, being the kidnapping and killing of one Ajumiene Offor, who was lured from Aba to his house for a business transaction but kidnapped and killed on 9/6/2020.”
However, during the course of investigation, the suspect led policemen to his house at Umuebulu where he pointed to a septic tank that contained the bodies of his victims.
“On exhumation, we recovered three human skulls and decomposing body of his recent victim.
“They have been evacuated and taken to the mortuary for autopsy,” the police statement added.
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