An All Progressives Congress (APC) group known as “APC Support Group” has called on the former governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, to contest for the APC party chairmanship post in the next party congress with a view to taking over the mantle of leadership from Chief John Odigie-Oyegun.
In a press statement signed by the leader of the group and its secretary, Dele Fulani and Bashir Saba in Abuja yesterday, they insisted that in view of the latest development in the party, Adams Oshiomhole remains the best person to lead the party to victory come next year.
“Our great party has come of age. In 2015, we overwhelmingly came to power under the Change Mantra and a lot has happened since that landmark victory.
“As we prepare for another election to appoint new leaders for our great party, it is evident we need tested men and women with fresh ideas and energy to take us to the next level.
“Thus, our call on, Adams Oshiomhole, to contest for the chairmanship of the party, given his antecedent and pedigree as an accomplished labour leader, great mobiliser of human and material resources, coupled with his outstanding two term tenure as executive governor of Edo State with unblemished record and unprecedented achievements which culminated into a smooth transition and succession in the heartbeat state.
The group is more than convinced that Adams Oshiomhole possesses the right leadership and negotiating skill, integrity, dignity and ability to consolidate the gains of the party going forward.
“In fact, during his working visit to Edo State in 2016, President Buhari had predicted a higher call to service for the former revered labour leader.
“Consequently, we are calling on the former governor, to without delay, offer himself for service at the forthcoming elections of our great party coming up later in the year.
The group advised the incumbent Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, to resist every selfish call to perpetuate himself in office or seek re election. “Oyegun has done his best. It is good to leave the stage when the ovation is loudest”, the group stated.
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