The executive committee of ward 10 in Etsako west local government of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state has lifted the suspension on Adams Oshiomhole as a member of the party.
Speaking at a press conference in Abuja, Emuakemeh Sule, secretary of the ward, 17 members out of 26 signed the resolution.
Oshiomhole was suspended by the party in November following his protracted disagreement with Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo.
It was on this basis a high court in federal capital territory (FCT) ordered Oshiomhole’s suspension as APC national chairman.
While reading his committee’s resolution dated June 4, Sule said they did not find any merit in the allegations that led to the suspension of Oshiomhole.
“We the undersigned, being the executive committee of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ward 10 Etsako West L.G.A, Edo state having met today 4/6/2020 to affirm the following positions,” the secretary said.
“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.”
Also speaking at the press conference, Hilliard Eta, APC vice-chairman south-south, said he is in receipt of the ratification by Etsako west local government and that of David Imuse, acting factional chairman of the party in Edo.
“Let me say that 17 out of 26 members have signed this resolution. Let me also say that in matters of this nature, our constitution provides for only a simple majority and 17 out of 26 is indeed more than a simple majority,” he said.
“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 that 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.