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APC chairmanship: Delta APC Also Rejects Oshiommole

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The All Progressives Congress (APC), Delta State chapter has rejected former Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as Chairmanship candidate in the forthcoming National Convention of the party.

This is coming as chairmen of four states in the South South have earlier denied endorsing the former Edo state Governor.

The four states that have earlier dissociated themselves from the purported endorsement are Davies Ikanya, Rivers; Joseph Fafi, Bayelsa; Etim John, Cross River; Amadu Attai, Akwa ibom.

They said at a press conference on Monday that Chief John Oyegun, incumbent chairman of the ruling party, reserved the right to seek reelection.

They had stormed out of the south-south zonal caucus meeting held at the Edo state government house on Monday in protest of what they said were plans by Godwin Obaseki, governor of the state, and Hilliard Eta, zonal vice-chairman of the APC, to adopt Oshiomhole as the consensus chairmanship candidate of the region.

Speaking to journalists, the South South States chairmen said they were ambushed with Oshiomhole’s adoption agenda at the meeting.

They insisted that the APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun should be given a right of first refusal to seek re-election for the position.

In a statement released by the Delta State Deputy Chairman of the party, Chief Cyril Ogodo on Tuesday, the party described the adoption as desperate and despicable.

The statement distanced Delta State APC from the purported endorsement.

Also commenting about the development, the leader of APC in Delta State, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor expressed shock that the National Vice Chairman South South can contrive such a dangerous and dishonorable situation.

He stated emphatically that the leaders and stakeholders of APC have at no time deliberated on adopting fmr governor Oshomole as their candidate.

He stated further that the incumbent His Excellency, Chief John Odigie Oyegun is a worthy son of our zone who has performed creditably and deserves to be given the first right of refusal, Emerhor concluded.