President Muhammadu Buhari’s choice of Adam Oshiomhole as successor to the current All Progressives Congress’s National Chairman, John Odiegie-Oyegun, is not final, says Bolaji Abdullai.
Abdullai, who is National Publicity Secretary of the ruling party, told journalists, on Wednesday, other contestants would slug it out with the President’s candidate. He added that the APC leadership had extracted commitment from governors on conducting congresses in their states ahead of the party’s national convention.
“We felt that such commitment was necessary because some of the party´s governors are already giving the impression that congresses will not be held in some states,” he said.
Also, on Buhari’s push for Oshiomhole, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state, said it was the President’s “personal opinion” to say his choice.
“Buhari’s choice on who becomes the APC next national chairman is his personal opinion; it is not an imposition in any way,” Ganduje said. The governor, a staunch loyalist of Buhari, said at best the president decision to openly declare his preference for Oshiomhole was to guide the party.