Baring any last minute changes, a former governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomhole, will emerge as the national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at the party’s national convention which has been slated for June 23.
This is because Clement Ebri, the major contender against Oshiomhole, announced his decision to withdraw from the race in a public statement, according to Premium Times.
The report said Ebri’s withdrawal means Oshiomhole is the only candidate for the position of national chairman of the APC at the convention.
It is widely believed that Oshiomhole enjoys the support of President Muahmamdu Buhari, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a senior member of the party, as well as some governors.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari met with the All Progressives Congress (APC) governors on Tuesday, April 24, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja behind closed doors between 8:30pm to 11pm.
Presidency sources told State House correspondents that the president used the opportunity to endorse former governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomhole, for the chairmanship of the party.
The unnamed official, stated that President Buhari had resolved to back Oshiomhole for the party’s chairmanship position.