Rita Adigwe, Edited by Evans Indogesit
Former Edo State governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, was yesterday affirmed as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) through a voice vote at the party’s national convention held at the Eagle Square, Abuja.
Two of his challengers, Clement Ebri and Oserheimen Osunbor, former governors of Cross River and Edo states respectively had earlier withdrew from the contest.
Apart from Oshiomhole, others who were returned unopposed included former Ekiti State governor, Niyi Adebayo as Deputy National Chairman (South); Hon Mai Mala Buni as National Secretary; Babatunde Ogala, National Legal Adviser; Yekini Nabena, Deputy National Publicity Secretary and Hon Jock Alamba, Deputy National Welfare Secretary.
Delegates and party supporters running into thousands started arriving at the venue of the convention as early as 6:00a.m.
They came with various musical instruments to drum support for their various candidates.
The high volume of human and vehicular traffic, led to a lockdown within and around the Central Business District of the nation’s capital.