The lone contender for the position of the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), former governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, has been affirmed as the winner of the position.
The APC affirmed Oshiomhole as its next national chairman to replace Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, also a former governor of Edo State, during the party’s national convention in Abuja on Saturday.
Three other contenders for the position had days to the convention withdrew from the race, leaving only Oshiomhole, supposed anointed candidate of President Muhammadu Buhari as sole contender in the race.
At the convention ground, the chairman of the convention committee, Governor Badaru Abubakar, who supervised the process, called Oshiomhole’s name three times and the delegates verbally responded trice shouting, “we affirm”.
Oshiomhole is expected to be officially inaugurated as new APC chairman on Monday, June 25.
Following Oshiomhole, some Contestants to a number of other positions were also returned unopposed. They include:
1. Ibrahim Masari … National Welfare Secretary
2. Tunde Bello…National Financial Secretary
3. Misbahu L Didi….Representative of the physically challenged
4. Zakari Mohammed….Zonal secretary north central
5. Hassana Abdullahi….Zonal woman leader North Central
6. Nelson Abba….ex-officio North Central
7. Abubabakr Ajiya….Zonal Sec north east
8. Isa Azare….Ex officio North east
9. Tukur Gusau…. Zonal secretary north west
10. Nasiru Haladu….Ex officio North west
11. Mrs Akpabio ….Woman leader South south
Abdulrahman Terab withdraws from running for the office of National Secretary.
There was open negotiations by the governors, and a a national leader of the party, Bola Ahmed Tinubu who seemed to be coordinating the emergence of consensus candidates.
This led to the withdrawal of some aspirants, including those for positions of national auditor, and national secretary.
Chukwuemeke Nwobo and Johnbosco Anabere, both from Anambra State announced they were stepping down for the office of the National Auditor, leaving the seat open for the incumbent, George Moghalu.
Also, after Waziri Bulama announced his withdrawal as aspirant to the office of National Secretary, Mai Mala Buni, emerged the only candidate for position.
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