The All Progressives Congress (APC) State Governors on Tuesday stormed the campaign office of Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, the Ex-Governor of Edo State, who is contesting for the office of the National Chairman of the APC.
According to the governor of Kebbi State, Abubakar Bagudu, all the governors elected under the party were in support of Oshiomhole to emerge as the Chairman of the party.
The recent visit by the governors was to show support and solidarity to the former governor who they said is more competent for the job.
“All of us. Our party is looking forward to the chairmanship of Adams Oshiomole,” the governor of Kebbi State, Bagudu, said.
“He has experience in various aspects of national life and we are all confident that party is a structure that is necessary for the continuous evolution and maintenance of democracy and his collective experience in the recent past as executive governor of Edo State, one of the most successful leaders of trade unions, and a democratic activist all his life.
“These qualities will be brought to bear in achieving the ideals of the APC. So we believe he will be a leader, he will be the embodiment of the spirit of the party and the experience will help him to make contribution to governance.”
“I am not the chairman of the Progressives Governor’s Forum, but I can tell you that Adams Oshiomhole is my candidate as a governor and all the governors I know, he is their candidate for chairmanship,” he said, when asked if they were other candidates any other governor is supporting.
“We believe that we have identified someone who can do the job and will be able to start and in that spirit to demonstrate by coming together. We believe he is the best fit for the job.”
Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ondo State told journalist that; “He is one of us, that is why we had to come and identify with him here and you know what that means. You know he is running for the office of the chairman of the party, so we have to come and identify with him.”
Although he said he cannot speak on behalf of the entire APC governors, he however noted that he is in support of Ex-governor Oshimohole.
“Well, I am not the chairman of the governors forum so I should not be speaking for the governors. But let’s just say I know for me and for us in Ogun State, we are supporting him.”
The governors of Kano and Ondo States, Abdullahi Ganduje, and Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, also endorsed the former governor.
“You know Kano State has the largest number of delegates to the national convention and by seeing me here, it means all the votes from Kano State will go to the former governor of Edo State . In fact, it seems numerically, he is winning the election before the election,” Mr Ganduje said.
“Speaking for Ondo State, it’s so clear even to a blind person to know that we don’t rarely have a contest for the office of the chairman. Be that as it is, I believe that when we come in in full force, you will see where our votes are, that is if there is ever any contest. But I am sure that we are here to savour the office of the incoming chairman of our party,” Mr Akeredolu said.
The National Chairman of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, who is apparently behind the cancellation of the extended tenure of the current Chairman of the party, Chief John Oyegun, was also reportedly present at Oshiomhole’s campaign office to show his support.