APC Chairmanship: Oshiomhole Meets Reps Caucus
Immediate past Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole has met with the caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the House of Representatives.
His intention is clear - to become Chairman of the party.
Oshiomhole publicly declared his aspiration to run for the position last week, ahead of the APC's National Convention scheduled for June 23.
He told the Speaker Yakubu Dogara-led caucus that his background has prepared him for the task.
In attendance at the meeting were Dogara; the Deputy, Yussuff Lasun, as well as the principal officers led by the House Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila, among other members.
“I have come as a member of the APC family. I had the opportunity to function as district officer in one of the provinces, officially called governor in Edo state,” he said.
“I completed my tenure and handed over on Nov. 12, 2016 to a successor from my own party. And so, APC has continued to provide leadership at the level of the state government in Edo State.
“The good news which I considered as my strong point is that my background prepared me for this kind of role.
“As President of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), my deputy was elected on his own merit as well and every other members of the central working committee of the NLC.”
In what could suggest that the chairmanship candidate may have impressed his audience with his assurances, Gbajabiamila also said the caucus had endorsed Oshiomole for the position.
The Leader said: “He came, he discussed with us and we’ve been behind closed doors for over two hours now- so when people sit down together for two hours, you know a lot has been accomplished.
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