Tony Osauzo, Benin
Immediate past governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole will, on Thursday, formally declare his intention to run for the National Chairmanship of the All Progressives Congress (APC), ahead of the party’s National Convention scheduled for June, this year.
The declaration ceremony which will take place, in Abuja, is expected to be attended by APC chieftains, including the chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, APC Governors and National Assembly members.
Oshiomhole, while confirming his decision in Benin-City, Edo State capital, to formally announce his intention, said he was joining the chairmanship race with a view to contributing his quota to the growth of the APC.
Said he, “It is true that I intend to make my ambition known to our party members and Nigerians. I strongly believe that with the experience I have gathered in my public life, haven served as President of the NLC, governor of Edo State, I have what it takes to take our dear party, the ruling party to the next level”.
The aspiration of the former governor to replace the outgoing chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun got a boost after he was endorsed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The party has scheduled its Local Government Congresses for this Saturday, May 12, 2018, state congresses will hold on Saturday, May 19, 2018.