The ranks of aspirants for the chairmanship of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) swelled with former governor of Cross River State, Chief Clement Ebri, officially obtaining the nomination and expression of interest forms for the party’s top job
Ebri, who will make official declaration for the APC National chairmanship position on Wednesday, said that the form was obtained for him by his supporters.
According to him, he is far away in Calabar Cross River State when his supporters obtained the forms for him for rN500, 000.
The former governor had said that his interest was to build a united party that would be all inclusive.
He is the second person who has indicated interest to contest the APC national chairmanship seat with the former Edo State governor, should any other person not indicate interest.
The APC national chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, who was rumoured to be in the race, on Friday, told the media that he would not be seeking a re-election.
According to him, the unity of the party was greater than his interest to seek for re-election.
Speaking via telephone, Chief Ebri said he had sent letter expressing his interest to lead the party to the APC governors and Presidency.
“l am making official declaration of my interest to contest for the APC national chairman on June 6 in Calabar, Cross River State.
“l have also sent my letter to the governors and the Presidency ask for their votes in the forthcoming convention.
“l believe that the party needs somebody that would unite members and not one that would cause more division for the party,” he said.
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