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The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has faced many travails just as it made some triumphs during the one year reign of Adams Oshiomhole in the saddle as the party’s National Chairman.
Oshiomhole was declared National Chairman of APC on June 24, 2018 by Abubakar Badaru, governor of Jigawa State and chairman of the 2018 national convention in which the former Edo State governor was the only person contesting for the position.
Badaru had declared that, “Adams Oshiomhole has been returned unopposed for the position of national chairman, there will be no election. So, I will ask you if you affirm him as chairman, you answer ‘affirm’ or say ‘aye’ when I ask for affirmation”.
At least three aspirants, Osareimen Osunbor, former governor of Edo State, Clement Ebri, former governor of Cross River State and Ibrahim Emokpai had contested against Oshiomhole but withdrew from race at the twilight of the convention.
The elated new APC Chairman in his inaugural speech promised to rebuild and reposition the party ahead of 2019 general election.
He pledged that under his leadership, the APC would support the three arms of government and ensure cordial relationship among them.
“We have come in to build on what we met and to reposition our party as we approach 2019. We want to go beyond being electoral platform to a party that is guided by its Constitution and manifesto”, Oshiomhole asserted.
Soon after Oshiomhole assumed office, APC was plunged into crises contrary to his pledge but in confirmation of the predictions of Kawu Baraje, then leader of the New People’s Democratic Party bloc within the APC and Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District who was still a member of the APC that the party was heading to doom with Oshiomhole in … Read More...