By Ushang Ewa
Former Cross River Governor and a National Board of Trustees Member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Clement Ebri has announced his withdrawal from contesting for the national chairman of the party.
The national convention to select new leaders for the party is slated for today at Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city.
And, Ebri in a statement signed by him ans addressed to the chairman of the planning committee, Alhaji Abubakar Badaru where he said his decision was for the “overall interest of the party.”
He said the decision was made after “deep consultations with my family, friends, associates, party leaders and other and other stakeholders in the progress of our party.”
Mr. Ebri said he believed that the troubles in the party affects its performance in government as it provides the link between the people and the government.
These and winning elections among others, Mr. Ebri said, informed his decision to proceed with his campaign as he considered himself “well suited for these and other enormous responsibilities.”
Announcing his endorsement for former Edo State Governor, Mr. Adams Oshiomole, Ebri solicited the support of his followers and pleaded that they don’t feel disappointed but, “inspired by it (withdrawal) and gear up to the larger visions of service underlying it.”
This means Mr. Oshiomole is now the sole candidate for the position of Chairman.
Also, Mr. Ebri called for a stakeholders meeting to provide a “rancour-direction” as the party plans for the 2019 general elections.
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