The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Sunday said that the consensus National Chairman of APC, Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, would be a great chairman.
The minister ,while expressing satisfaction with the emergence of Adamu, described him as a bridge builder.
“He will be a great chairman because he is a bridge builder.
“We are satisfied with his emergence as National Chairman because he will bring his wealth of experience to the party’s advancement,” he said.
Amaechi added that Adamu’s chairmanship is a roadmap to the party’s unity and harmony.
According to him, his chairmanship will be an all-inclusive one because of his love for the party.
Amaechi, however, solicited support of all for the new national leadership of the party to properly position the party for giant strides.
Adamu from Nasarawa (North Central),emerged as consensus National Chairman of the APC at the party’s convention in Abuja.
Meanwhile Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has congratulated a former deputy governor of the state, Sen. Iyiola Omisore, on his emergence as the new National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Oyetola spoke shortly after the announcement of Omisore as the newly elected National Secretary of the APC at the party’s national convention in Abuja on Sunday.
The governor also congratulated the new National Chairman of the party, Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, and other members of the APC National Working Committee (NWC).
He said he believed that the former Osun deputy governor would bring his wealth of experience to bear in the administration and management of the party’s affairs.
Oyetola expressed confidence in the ability of Omisore to deliver and contribute to the growth of the party through his new position.
According to the governor, Omisore will deploy his political sagacity, leadership qualities and experience which he acquired in both public and private sectors, towards building a virile and healthy party at the centre.
Omisore was returned elected through a consensus arrangement reached by other aspirants ,who withdrew from the contest.
The position of the APC National Secretary was zoned to the South-West by the party’s national leadership.
Oyetola hailed the leadership quality of President Muhammadu Buhari and praised him for playing a fatherly role to unite the party in the interest of all.
“First of all, I must thank our leaders in the South-West for their support for our own Senator Iyiola Omisore.
“This is a great thing for us in Osun APC and I must thank other contestants for conceding and accepting to withdraw from the race.
“I commend them for the bold step, just as I assure them of our support in their times of need. I have no doubt in the capacity of Otunba Omisore to deliver and take our party to greater level.
“As you can see, the peaceful atmosphere here and the seamless conduct of the convention is a testimony to the strong unity that exists in our party,” he said.
Omisore said the successful conduct of the convention was an attestation that the APC had its ways of resolving issues without necessarily resorting to conflict.
He added that contrary to the negative expectations of some people, the APC National Convention went on peacefully.
The governor said that security operatives did wonderfully well in ensuring security of life and property.
“I am really proud of what had happened today, it is a sign that our party is united, formidable and remained indivisible.
“In achieving all these, I must personally commend the leadership quality provided by President Muhammadu Buhari who always advocate for harmony and peace in the party.
“It is natural to have disagreement, but what is important is the ability to have workable mechanism to resolve any crisis without necessarily resorting to rancour.
“I am confident that with the existing unity in the APC, our party will continue to remain in power beyond 2023 by the grace of God,” Oyetola added.
Also speaking, Omisore expressed gratitude to God, President Buhari, Gov. Oyetola, APC leaders and co-contenders for the unflinching support and confidence reposed in him to serve the party.
He promised never to disappoint them ,saying he would live up to expectations.
Chief David Kente, a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Taraba, says there is no winner or loser in the contest for party executives in the just concluded National Convention of the APC.
Kente who is also a governorship aspirant in Taraba, while speaking on Sunday at the Abuja Eagle Square, venue of the APC convention also congratulated Sen. Abudullahi Adamu, the newly elected National Chairman of the party on his emergence and other members of the newly elected National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC.
“For the APC family, the contest for party offices do not produce winners and losers, we are all winners because our primary interest is to strengthen and unite the party.
“Let me on behalf of our great party congratulate those who have emerged as our national officers, you are all welcome on board,” he said.
The Taraba business mogul commended the sportsmanship of other aspirants, especially those who stepped down to pave way for consensus candidates. in the interest of the party.
He urged APC members, especially from Taraba to remain committed, and be prepared to continue to work for the interest of the party in the state and the country.
He advised stakeholders of the party to ensure discipline within its fold and be guided against conduct that could bring it into disrepute.
“We must be a party where internal discipline is supreme and a guiding anchor of our processes, we must eschew bickering and remain united in the pursuit of our goals.
“As members of a great party, we must resist the temptation to allow inordinate ambition and what appears to be a growing obsession with the politics of succession.
“Each and everyone of us, have an obligation to ensure that our party remained a party of values and fresh ideas,” Kente stressed.
The APC national convention is the climax of a process that started with Ward, Local Government and State Congresses.
On the whole, 78 positions were contested for at the convention, including NWC and non NWC members.