APC Convention: Tinubu, Akande Endorse Oshiomhole As National Chairman
Governors of the ruling All Progress Congress (APC), the National Leader of the party, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the first Interim National Chairman of the party, Bisi Akande have endorsed former Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomhole, for the position of the national chairman of the party.
This was done after they visited Oshiomhole’s campaign office located at Aso Drive, Asokoro, Abuja, on Tuesday.
The governors who were led by Oshiomhole to inspect the campaign office include: Atiku Bagudu, Kebbi; Ibikunle Amosun, Ogun; Rotimi Akeredolu, Ondo; Umar Ganduje, Kano; Tanko Al-Makura, Nasarawa; Simon Lalong, Plateau; and Yahaya Bello of Kogi State.
Tinubu, who spoke to reporters shortly after he and Akande met with Oshiomhole behind closed doors, said his visit was meant to show solidarity with the former Edo State governor as well as to further strengthen the party to work for Nigeria’s progress.
He said, “My visit symbolises solidarity and unity of purpose to continue to bring a progressive party that will carry Nigeria in a progressive manner, (to bring about) good governance with courage and commitment.”
In a response to a direct question as to whether his visit was an endorsement of Oshiomhole’s aspirations, he said, “There is no doubt. I have worked with him, why should I have any doubt? The stuff of this game (politics) is that you win. Have you seen a democrat who is ready to lose? Just accept it, it is about choice.”
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