Osereimhen Osunbor, a former Edo state governor, has withdrawn from the chairmanship race of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
According to a statement he sent to Premium Times, Osunbor said he withdrew in order to “avoid unduly prolonging the voting exercise during the national convention,In the interest of a rancour-free national convention and to ease the work of the National Convention Committee and in the overall interest of our party the All Progressives Congress.”
The Professor of Law also confirmed that he has decided to endorse Adams Oshiomhole, also another former governor of Edo state, to become the chairman of the party.
“I have decided to withdraw from the race and also endorse Adams Oshiomhole,” he said.
He appreciated and called for the understanding of those who expressed support for his candidature, and may feel disappointed by this development.
With Osunbor's withdrawal, it appears only one contender, Clement Ebri of Cross River, remains to challenge for the chairmanship with Oshiomhole expected to easily win the race.