By; RALPH OKHIRIA, Benin City
Hours after the Edo State caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) unanimously endorsed the candidacy of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as chairmanship candidate for the position of the National Chairman of the party, the South-South Zonal Executive Committee has equally thrown their weight behind Oshiomhole for the position.
National Vice Chairman, APC South-South Zone, Ntufam Eta, disclosed this to journalists in Benin after a meeting of executive members of the party in the zone, held in Benin City.
Eta said the majority of South-South Zonal executive committee members present at the meeting decided on the Edo position, which is the adoption of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole to carry the flag of the Party.
“The Edo State chapter, led by its Chairman, Mr. Anselm Ojezua informed us that the decision was unanimously accepted by the Edo APC Caucus. During the deliberation, the delegation from Rivers State kicked against Oshiomhole’s candidacy but the voice vote of the zonal executive committee, defeated their position while that of Adams Oshiomhole prevailed and stands as the position of the zonal executive committee of the Party.
“We have done our part. It’s now left for the membership of the National convention to do theirs and we pray that they follow our lead. This is our honest prayer.”
Speaking on the absence of the National Chairman of the Party, Chief John Odigie Oyegun, at the meeting, Eta said: “we were told that the National Chairman was duly invited for the meeting like every other person.”
Earlier, Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, welcomed the APC members from across the six states in the South-South Zone of the party to the meeting and wished them happy deliberation