Former Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole is set to emerge consensus candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the party holds its national convention tomorrow (Saturday), following the withdrawal of his only contender in the race, Clement Ebri.
Ebri who disclosed his decision to withdraw from the race, in a letter to the party, said his decision was the outcome of “deep consultations” with family, friends, party leaders and other stakeholders, and what he considers to be the overall interest of the party.
According to him, “I have reached the decision to withdraw my candidacy from the race for the national chairmanship of the APC. This decision has been taken in what I consider to be the overall interests of the party.”
Ebri said he declared his interest to run for office of national chairman because what happens in the leadership of the party affects the party’s ability to deliver on its promises.
He thanked those who according to him, “believed in me sufficiently to invest their time, energy and resources in that process,” and enjoined them, as faithful party loyalists, to transfer the support they had hitherto reserved for his candidacy to “endorse Mr Adams Oshiomhole as national chairman of APC.”
The former Cross River State governor pledged to work with Oshiomhole, to make the APC an “inclusive organisation where every voice counts.”