Former governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has been endorsed by the state APC caucus for the position of the National Chairman of the party.
The APC caucus also called on the former Labour boss to join the race ahead the forthcoming convention of the party.
The Chairman of the APC in the state, Anslem Ojezua said this yesterday night shortly after a meeting of the leadership of the party.
The meeting was presided over by governor Godwin Obaseki.
The meeting also had the presence of the Minister of State for Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire; former governor of the state, Prof.Osarhiemien Osunbor; Deputy Governor of the state Comrade Philip Shaibu; Deputy Chief whip of the Senate, Senator Francis Alimekhena; Deputy Chief Whip of the House of Representatives, Pally Iriase; Secretary to the Edo state Government, Osarodion Ogie and entire members of the House of Representatives in the state under the APC platform.
Addressing journalists, Ojezua said,
“Today we had our state caucus meeting and at the meeting, a motion was put to urge our leader, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole to put himself forward for the position of the National chairman of the APC considering the fact that NEC had graciously approved that the zoning formula earlier put in place should be sustained.
“Which makes him eminently qualified and therefore we felt that at this critical time of the development of our party we needed to have a very strong party leadership that will lead us to victory. As you know, at this point in time, we require to have a leadership that the people of Nigeria can relate to.
“A leadership that people trust, a leadership that can represent Mr President in his presence and on his behalf and a leadership that is strong enough to instil confidence and discipline among the rank and file.
“And we think that there is no other person at this time that can provide all these qualities rather than Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
“We believe he is eminently qualified and to underscore that fact, the motion was carried unanimously, there is no one dissenting voice. I believe in the next few days there will be more of such as we move on emanating from Edo State.”