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Governor Samuel Ortom has expressed support for the former Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole to become the National chairman of the All Progressives Congress APC.
He made his position known Wednesday when Comrade Oshiomhole visited him at the Benue State Governor’s Lodge, Abuja.
Governor Ortom said as a former Governor, the contender had the requisite pedigree, antecedents and experience enough to efficiently run the affairs the party at the national level.
He described Comrade Oshiomhole’s decision to contest for the position as a welcome development especially that the Nigerian Governor’s Forum had adopted him.
The Governor urged the renowned unionist to use his expertise to reposition the party for the progress of the country and the deepening of the democratic process if elected.
He expressed satisfaction with the current national leadership of the party for its strides over the years but said there was always room for improvement.
Governor Ortom expressed hope that the aspirant would interact with Benue delegates before the party’s convention in Abuja, even as he wished him well in his aspiration.
Comrade Oshiomhole had said his visit to the Governor was to condole him, the government and people of the state over the killings and also inform him of his intention to run for the party’s national chairmanship position.
He said his desire to become National Chairman was to contribute his quota towards reinventing the party so as to increase the bonding of members for the pursuit of the progressive ideas and vision for which it was founded.
The aspirant said he was familiar with the diversity of the country and that if voted, he would not betray the trust bestowed on him by his fellow party men as well as all the stakeholders and expressed appreciation to Governor Ortom for the warm reception accorded him.