The embattled National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiohmole, has accused the governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki and others for being behind his recent travails.
Addressing State House correspondents on Thursday in Abuja after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, Oshiomhole said he will survive the storm.
Reacting to the judgement of the Abuja High Court that ordered his suspension as Chairman of APC, the former Governor said, “Let me also say that those behind this plot, the hands you saw which include as you saw yesterday; you saw the Edo State governor and his people jubilating.
“But that is the irony of life that you will help give birth to a child and the child look for cutlass to want to chop off your neck”.
On why he was at the presidential Villa, he said, “I thought that I had a duty to brief Mr President as the overall leader of our party about this development. Incidentally, when I requested the audience yesterday, I wasn’t sure what has happened today will happen.
“But I had a duty to inform him about the court order. But happily before coming here, the order from a Federal High Court that has made nonsense of what the FCT court purported to have done has already settled the question.
“And I showed to the president the resolutions of my ward even though a ward executive does not have the powers to remove a national chairman, just to say that the document that we have says clearly that my ward passed a vote of confidence on me.
“How the court holds a vote of confidence and twist it to me as a vote of no confidence, only that judge can explain it to himself.
“But the good news is that this is not a final court nor is it the only court, incidentally it is just the court that didn’t have the jurisdiction even to listen to this matter. And our lawyers so pointed it out but the judge was determined to oblige those who want to destabilise the All Progressive Congress.’’
A Federal High Court sitting in Kano presided over by Justice Lewis Allagoa, on Thursday set aside the Wednesday’s interim injunction of Justice Senchi and subsequently voided Oshiomhole’s suspension as APC National Chairman.