Edo APC rejects Oyegun, endorses Oshiomhole
The Edo State Caucus of All Progressive Congress (APC), Monday, rejected the APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie Oyegun and thrown its weight behind his arch rival, a former Governor of the state, Mr Adams Oshiomhole.
State Chairman of the APC, Mr Anslem Ojezua, made this disclosure while addressing journalists at the Government House in Benin City, the state capital.
“The party has unanimously resolved to support and urge the former governor of the state Comrade Adams Oshiomhole to contest the seat of the National Chairman of the party at the forthcoming national convention to be held in Abuja the nation’s capital,” Ojezua said.
Ojezua added that the caucus had reached an agreement to proceed with the wards, local and state government congresses in the state.
However many states in the north including Niger State have indicated readiness to support Oyegun for a second term. It remains to be seen what would be the political fate of Oshiomhole if Oyegun survived his onslaughts and emerges the national chairman of the Party in the forthcoming convention.