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FW: Highlights of the APC National Convention

Aisha-Nana Salaudeen

Aisha-Nana Salaudeen

Aisha is trying to figure out how to tell as many impact stories as possible in different forms.

After many postponements, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) held their elective national convention at the Eagle Square, Abuja on Saturday, 23rd June 2018.

The congress hosted about 7,000 delegates from the 36 states and 179 aspirants who contested for different posts within the party on the National level. The elective convention was to give the opportunity to become members of the APC National Executive Committee (NEC), which is the party’s primary decision-making body. This was in the aftermath of contentious state congresses across the nation that provided the delegates to this convention. 

 

What were the highlights of the convention?

 

Adams Oshiomole

Adams Oshiomole, former Nigerian Labour Congress leader and Governor of Edo State, emerged as the new party Chairman and was sworn in at the convention. He succeeded another former Edo Governor, John Odigie-Oyegun. The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, administered the oath of office to him.

After the withdrawal of all the national Chairmanship aspirants, including former Governor of Cross River state, Clement Ebri and yet another former Governor of Edo State, Oserheimen Osunbor, Oshiomole emerged winner unopposed through affirmation.  

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