2015: ‘I’m Running for President’, Gov Oshiomhole Informs APC Leadership
Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomhole has informed the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), with the submission of a letter of intent that he is running for the number one seat in the country.
Oshiomhole whom we gathered has intensified consultations with stakeholders across the country, including former Presidents, will soon make public, the time table for his nationwide consultation meeting with APC governors, meetings with former presidents, opening of his campaign headquarters in Abuja and Edo State and setting up of committees.
The governor is said to have joined the race to clinch the APC ticket for the 2015 presidential election following persistent pressure from APC governors and influential after initially deciding to take a long race upon the completion of his tenure as Edo State governor in 2016.
However, Special Adviser to the governor, Mr Kaseem Afegbua, who reacted to the governor’s alleged presidential ambition, said that the governor has the pedigree to run for the highest position in the country, therefore, people should not be surprised if he decides to join the race.
“I don’t know why it appears strange that Adams Oshiomhole is running for president? Does he not have the pedigree to do so or some people are just trying to be cynical about his ambition? Or the PDP is jittery, knowing fully well that Oshiomhole enjoys national support and a greater appeal than some of those presently eyeing the plum position.
“Since the news broke, we have been inundated with several telephone calls which also suggests that a lot of Nigerians across socio-political divides welcome the idea. Some of those highly placed Nigerians that spoke to us concede to the fact that he is eminently qualified to run for the nation’s highest office.”
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