Dr Solomon Edebiri, Edo State Chairman of Buhari Support Group, has advised aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress to close ranks and vote former Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole as the National Chairman of the party in Saturday’s national convention.
He gave the advise Thursday in Benin, ahead of the party’s national convention holding on Saturday in Abuja.
He said the party at time requires the services of a man with the requisite experience and political skills to pilot the affairs of the party ahead of the 2019 general elections.
According to him: “For the good of our party and Nigeria, our country, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole should be supported as APC National Chairman. There is no doubt that at a time like this in the history of our party the APC and our nation Nigeria, there is need to have a tested leader as Chairman of the ruling party.
“One of the ingredients of democracy is constant disagreement among individuals and groups in a political party. APC is not exempted from the taste of this bitter experience as different kinds of disagreements exist across the Country.”
The APC stalwart noted that with Oshiomhole as Chairman of the party, combining forces with President Muhammadu Buhari, will help to “consolidate on the good works of Mr. President and the party in trying to reposition our nation over the last three years.”
“With Adams Oshiomhole’s doggedness, experience in leadership and good knowledge of the Nigerian community, coupled with President Buhari’s anti-corruption stance, I can boldly say we are battle ready for 2019, and nothing but victory can be expected.
“A lot of persons in APC and non partisan see Comrade Adams Oshiomhole coming in as the APC National Chairman as a good omen for the party and Nigeria as a nation hence, his candidacy has attracted so much support across the nation.
“I urge all delegates at the convention come 23rd June, 2018, that for the good of our party and Nigeria our country, they should vote for Oshiomhole as APC National Chairman. He will change the face of the party to a brighter one and lead the party to victory come 2019,” he said.