Embattled national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has blamed party members working for opposition parties as those responsible for the strident moves to remove him from office and destabilise the APC.
He made the claim on Thursday after he met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Villa, shortly after obtaining a reprieve from a Federal High Court, Kano which set aside an earlier Abuja High Court ruling that suspended him from office.
Addressing State House correspondents, Oshiomhole, alleged that all the brouhaha was being sponsored by APC members who have membership loyalties to other parties, hence the ultimate aim of destabilising the APC with his acrimonious removal from office.
He insisted that those who want him out of office were afraid of strong institutions, which he and President Buhari were trying to build in the polity.
The party boss, however, declared that his tenure as chairman of APC could only be defined by God and not man.
He said that he had made great personal and political sacrifices to serve the APC and keep the party afloat as ruling party, something his traducers cannot boast of since, unlike him, many of them can’t claim to have inspired or delivered ward councillors, federal lawmakers or governors in their states.
Oshiomhole faulted the court ruling which suspended him, saying that it twisted a vote of confidence passed on him at the ward level. He said he presented the documents to President Buhari.
Besides, the suit against him joined the Police and Department of State Services (DSS) which are federal agencies outside the jurisdiction of the Abuja High Court, he argued.