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Akande Drums Support For New Excos, As Oyegun Emerges As APC National Chairman

By Muyiwa Bamidele

The interim National Chairman of the Nigeria main opposition Party, All Progress congress Bisi Akande has called on the party members across the country to rally round the new National Executives Council of the party in order to ensure the fortune of the party in the forthcoming general elections slated for next year.

APC Interim National Chairman, Bisi Akande

APC Interim National Chairman, Bisi Akande

Bisi Akande made the call during his valedictory speech at the first national convention of the party in Abuja the Nigeria Federal capital.

He told the party faithful that he is leaving behind a strong and formidable party which is the best alternative to the ruling People Democratic Party led federal government.

Akande also urged the party members to brace up for the challenges ahead of the party especially on the alleged threat from PDP to cause crisis within the main opposition party.

In his speech the leader of the party and former governor of Lagos, Bola Ahmed Tinubu attributed various problems facing the country to incompetent level of the leadership of the ruling.

Tinubu called on the party members to embark on common sense revolution to chase out the ruling party through the ballot process.

The former Vice President of Nigeria Atiku Abubakar said the PDP has no business to lead the federal government beyond 2015. Saying he would be part of the vanguard that will the change come 2015.

Also speaking at the party convention, former head of state, General Muhammadu Buhari accused the PDP led government of being a failure.

Other speakers at the APC national convention includes, Governor Rotimi Ameachi of Rivers State, Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, former governor of Borno Sate Ali Modu Sherif, and former Vice President of Nigeria Atiku Abubakar .

Meanwhile, The first executive governor of Edo State, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has emerged as the new national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He clinched the position Friday night at the party’s national convention in Abuja after former governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Timipre Sylva stepped down from the race.

Oyegun’s other rival for the post, Chief Tom Ikimi, did not show up at the convention at press time.

Party leaders had prevailed on ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who was Ikimi’s major backer, to ask the ex-Foreign Minister to step down for Oyegun.



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