2019: Oshiomhole Takes Over From Oyegun
The new National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has officially taken over from the former Chairman, John Odigie Oyegun.
Oshiomhole arrived the party national Secretariat at about 1.15pm dressed in his traditional brown safari suit to the waiting arms of party supporters and staff.
Oshiomhole was initially expected to assume his new position on Monday after being sworn in on Sunday evening, but the decision was differed to Tuesday to enable Oyegun to tidy up his hand over notes.
The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC) led by its President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba and a deputy President of Congress, Comrade Najeem Yasin were at the Secretariat to show solidarity with Oshiomhole.
At a brief handing over ceremony, Oshiomhole paid tributes to Oyegun and members of the former National Working Committee for all they did to keep the party afloat.
Oshiomhole used the opportunity to deny reports that the ruling party had adopted the slogan,”Progress ” in place of Change.
Oshiomhole said: “We have not changed APC slogan. I am not aware of any meeting of the organ of the party that decided on the change of our slogan. Progress is the outcome of change”.
Oshiomhole slammed the Peoples Democratic Party for raising issues about APC’s Change slogan, saying that it was due to the change Nigerians effected in 2015 that the country is now witnessing progress.
He promised to institutionalise internal democracy within the party, assuring the staff of improved welfare package.
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