The All Progressives Congress National Convention in Abuja has affirmed former Governor Adams Oshiohmole as the National Chairman.
The convention also affirmed the election of 19 other officers.
Mr Oshiomhole was returned unopposed after a voice affirmation by party members.
The party said 18 positions were unopposed, and all were affirmed on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Chief Clement Ebri, one of the chairmanship aspirants who stepped down for Oshiomhole Thursday, said he did so not out of pressure but due to his sincere belief that Oshiomhole was capable of doing the job.
Also, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha yesterday gave reasons why the Federal Government was solidly behind Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as the next national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), saying Oshiomhole was the man the party needed to lead it to victory in the 2019 general elections.
According to him, Oshiomhole became the chosen one due to his track record, said “his skills and experience as a former labour leader and former governor of a tough state, Oshiomhole was well positioned to provide the leadership that APC requires at the moment.
I believe he has got all it takes to lead our party in the future. So I have come to encourage him because I believe we need somebody like him at the moment to give the purposeful leadership that we require,” Mustapha said.
He explained that out the nature of the electioneering for 2019 will be slightly different from that of 2015 as APC will be showing its scorecards to the electorate as against making promises that was the case in 2015.
“I believe Comrade (Oshiomhole) has got the tenacity, the intellectual ability and the organisational skills having been a labour leader and served as a governor for eight years in a very difficult state like Edo. He will be able to take us and usher us to a brighter 2019,” the SGF added.