APC in the United Kingdom has urged every elected official of the party to concentrate on coming through with their promises.
According to the party, there should be less attention to the controversy surrounding any call for the sack of its National Chairman, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole.
Leader of APC UK, Mr. Ade Omole revealed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja while reacting to the disputes within the party.
His words, “This is a rallying call to all APC leaders and members at home and abroad to unite behind comrade Oshiomhole and focus on the mandate willingly given to us by the Nigerian electorate.”
“Oshiomhole is the Moses of the party, who led it across the red sea during the rebellion of the fifth columnists prior to 2019 general elections.”
“With Oshiomhole at the helm of affairs of the APC, there will be apprehension in the camp of the opposition because of his doggedness and no nonsense approach to issues.”
“This is the time to support him in moving the country and the party to the next level of progress and economic development.
“I am appealing to those who may feel wronged or offended by the perceived party building actions of Oshiomhole to sheathe their swords.
“They should join hands with the party’s leadership and utilise the reconciliation process headed by President Muhammadu Buhari to articulate their grievances.”
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Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole (born 4 April 1952) is a Nigerian politician. He is the current national chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) political party. He was the Governor of Edo State, Nigeria on the platform of the Action Congress from November 2008 to November 2016 and he was the president of Nigeria Labour Congress during President Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration.
Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole was born on 4 April 1952 at Iyamho, near Auchi in Edo State. He was born Muslim but was led to Christianity by his late wife Clara who died of cancer aged 54. He is Catholic and his Christian name is Eric. After his secondary education, he obtained a job with the Arewa Textiles Company, where he was elected union secretary. He became a full-time trade union organizer in 1975.
He then studied at Ruskin College, Oxford in the United Kingdom where he majored in economics and industrial relations. He also attended the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru. In May 2015 he married a young model called Lara Fortes.
In April 2007, Adams Oshiomhole ran for Governor of Edo State under the Action Congress Party, with which his Labour Party had entered a strategic alliance. Oserheimen Osunbor of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) was declared the winner. However, the AC contested the election on the basis of various irregularities. On 20 March 2008, an Edo State election tribunal nullified the election of Oserheimen Osunbor and declared Oshiomhole the winner. On 11 November 2008, a federal Appeal Court sitting in Benin City upheld the ruling of the state’s elections petitions tribunal, declaring Oshiomole to be the Governor of Edo State. The decision was based on several voting irregularities.
In 2012, he was elected to a second term, winning the elections in a massive landslide. He ended his tenure on November 12 2016.
On 23 June 2018, Adams Oshiomhole emerged as the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nigeria following a voice vote by delegates at the party National convention.