The National Working Committee (NWC) of All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday resolved withdraw all court cases and lift the suspension on some members as a way of resolving the crisis rocking the party.
Those whose suspensions were lifted include the party’s Deputy National Chairman North, Sen. Lawal Shuaibu and the National Vice Chairman, North West, Inuwa Abdulkadir.
This was disclosed by the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, who addressed newsmen after the NWC meeting in Abuja on Tuesday.
According to him, the decisions were taken in the spirit of a renewed commitment toward ensuring peace and unity in the party.
He said: “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.
“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.
“People have issues which they feel strongly about, and as a result, the NWC took some decisions which affected my friend and brother, Sen. Lawal Shuaibu, Deputy National Chairman North.
“Today, we have reviewed the situation and we believe that it is in the spirit of our renewed commitment to build unity and true reconciliation. This is because we, as leaders of the party elected at the convention should live by example.
“That means for those we think have offended the system; we have chosen to lift their suspension. Sen. Lawal Shuaibu can resume his duties as Deputy National Chairman, North.
“We also reviewed the matter of Inuwa Abdulkadir, National Vice Chairman, North-West. 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 considered to be my own shortcomings, I have asked for forgiveness and they have forgiven.
“Whatever I considered to be 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 Chairman who has faced criticisms over his style of leadership, promised to reconsider his leadership style in order to sustain peace in the party.
“Let me also say that I am the first to admit that I am not the best chairman in the world and I will never be.
“But no one can fault the sincerity of my purpose. My style can only be my style but I recognise that I must reconcile my style to others so that we can meet in the middle of the road,” he said.
He thanked President Muhammadu Buhari and APC Governors Forum for their intervention in resolving the crisis.
Members of the NWC in attendance at the meeting were, Acting National Secretary, Mr. Victor Giadom, National Vice Chairman South West, Mr. Bankole Oluwajana, National Vice Chairman, North East, Mustapha Salihu, National Vice Chairman , North West, Inuwa Abdikkadir, and Deputy National Chairman, South West, Abiola Ajumobi.
Others were: Prince Hillard Eta, National Vice Chairman, South South, Babatunde Ogala, National Legal Adviser, Mr. Emma Ibediro, National Organising Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, National Publicity Secretary, National Women Leader, Salamatu Hassan and Acting National Auditor, Paul Chuwkuma.
Also in attendance were: National Treasurer, Abu Adamu Fanda, National Welfare officer, Ibrahim Masari, and special (physically challenged) Leader, Misbau Didi.