• Tuesday, May 21, 2024
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APC lifts suspension on Shuaibu, Abdulkadir


The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has lifted the suspension on the Deputy National Chairman North, Lawan Shuaibu and the National Vice Chairman North West, Inuwa Abdulkadir.

Adams Oshiomhole, APC National Chairman disclosed this Tuesday at the end of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) held at the National Secretariat, Abuja.

The APC NWC  met for the first time after the Court of Appeal vacated an earlier High Court ruling that affirmed the suspension of Oshiomhole.

Oshiomhole said the NWC has also resolved to withdraw all cases in court that any member of the Committee is involved in so as to lead by example and show that the leadership is capable of managing itself and does not need outsiders to help them resolve what they are capable of resolving.

“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 build 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. Sen. Lawal Shuaibu can resume his duties as Deputy National Chairman, North.

“We also reviewed the matter of Inuwa Abdulkadir, National Vice Chairman of Northwest. By the same spirit, the NWC was unanimous in lifting the suspension and he resumes work with immediate effect. So, with these two decisions, the two members of the NWC who were suspended, their suspensions have now been lifted.

“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”, the APC helmsman said.

According to him, the NWC further resolved to invite the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire to members on the state of dreaded coronavirus, the measures taken so far, while the need to close borders will be explored.