Published On: Sun, Jun 24th, 2018

Adams Oshiomhole Officially Emerged APC’s National Chairman

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By Sadiq Umar – The All Progressives Congress (APC) has elected former Edo governor, Adams Oshiomhole, as its National Chairman.

Mr Oshiomhole’s election was confirmed through a voice vote by delegates at the Saturday National Convention in Abuja where he emerged unopposed.

Four other contenders to the chairmanship position, including out-going chairman, John Oyegun, had all stepped down to pave the way for Mr. Oshiomhole.

President Muhammadu Buhari was said to have endorsed Mr. Oshiomhole for the plum job.

The party said 18 positions were unopposed, and all were affirmed on Saturday.

The announcement was made by the chairman of the 2018 convention committee and governor of Jigawa State, Mohammed Badaru.

The other three aspirants for the position of APC’ national chairman are Oserhermen Osunbor, Clement Ebri, and Ibrahim Emokpaire, were initially in the race but eventually stepped down for Mr. Oshiomhole.

In his speech Saturday, Mr Oyegun wished Mr Oshiomhole well as he takes over the reins of the party’s leadership.

Some of the names of those unopposed are:

  1. Adams Oshiomhole … National Chairman
  2. Ibrahim Masari … National Welfare Secretary
  3. Tunde Bello…National Financial Secretary
  4. Misbahu L Didi….Representative of the physically challenged
  5. Zakari Mohammed….Zonal secretary north central
  6. Ibrahim Abdullahi
  7. Hassana Abdullahi….Zonal woman leader North Central
  8. Nelson Abba….ex-officio North Central
  9. Abubabakr Ajiya….Zonal Sec north east
  10. Isa Azare….Ex officio North east
  11. Tukur Gusau…. Zonal secretary north west
  12. Nasiru Haladu….Ex officio North west
  13. Mrs Akpabio ….Woman leader South south

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