I’ve Asked For Forgiveness – Oshiomhole
Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked members of the party to forgive him, saying no one is perfect.
Oshiomhole also disclosed that he has forgiven those who offended him during the rift that saw him almost unseated.
The embattled Chairman made the statement at the end of the National Working Committee (NWC) meeting on Tuesday at the party National Secretariat.
Oshiomhole also said that NWC resolved to advise all members to withdraw all pending court cases.
He said two members who were initially suspended have been recalled as part of the steps to resolving the division in the party.
“We have also resolved that we are going to withdraw all cases in court that any member of the NEC is involved in so that we must lead by example and we have shown that we are capable of managing ourselves and therefore we do not need the minister to help us resolve what we are capable of resolving,” Oshiomhole said.
“People have issues which they feel strongly about, and as a result, the NWC took some decisions which affected my friend and brother, Senator Lawal Shuaibu, deputy national chairman north. The NWC had a reason for suspending him as at then.
“Today we have reviewed the situation and we believe that in the spirit of our renewed commitment to building unity and true reconciliation, we as leaders of the party elected at the convention should live by example.
“And that means for those we think have offended the system, we have chosen to lift their suspensions. Senator Lawal Shuaibu can resume his duties as deputy national chairman, north.
“We also reviewed the matter of Inuwa Abdulkadir, national vice chairman northwest. By the same spirit, the NWC was unanimous in lifting the suspension and he resumes work with immediate effect.
“I have asked everyone and they have accepted. Whatever they consider being my own shortcomings, I have asked for forgiveness and they have forgiven. And whatever I considered being anyone’s shortcoming that irritated me, I have also forgiven. This is the way it should be. It can only be abnormal if people know how to fight and they do not know how to settle.”
Oshiomhole was suspended by a Judge Danlami Senchi of the Federal High Court in Abuja.
On Monday, after President Muhammadu’s intervention, an appeal court in Abuja restrained the party from executing the judgement which had suspended Oshiomhole.