- Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba says the election of Adams Oshiomhole as APC national chairman was not anticipated by the PDP
- Ndoma-Egba declares Oshiomhole's election at the APC convention as constitutional
- He says the skirmishes experienced during the convention are not enough to discredit its success
Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, the secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) national convention, says the emergence of Adams Oshiomhole as the party`s national chairman through affirmative vote is constitutional.
NAIJ.com learnt that Ndoma-Egba said this on Thursday, June 28, in Abuja while reacting to allegation by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that the process was not done in accordance with Constitutional provision.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Oshiomhole was elected as the APC national chairman unopposed through affirmative vote at the party´s just concluded national convention after three other aspirants stepped down for him.
According to the report, Ndoma-Egba, however, said that whoever was not satisfied with the process could go to court to seek redress, adding that the APC constitution and the electoral act were clear on the issue.
He said that though most aspirants at the convention were unopposed and elected through affirmative vote, the party met every legal requirement.
The former senator added that though the party had some challenges during the convention, they were brought under control in record time.
“The response of the PDP is that of somebody who got an outcome that he did not anticipate, they were expecting an implosion which did not happen.
“Those who were not our friends, were praying for an explosion of the party on that day, but fortunately, they were all disappointed, we had a peaceful and successful convention.
“Yes, there were one or two skirmishes on the convention ground, that is to be expected in an assembly of nearly 7,000 people,” he said.
He added that to have such number of persons in one enclosure and expect that nothing would happen, would be over ambitious.
Ndoma-Egba maintained that the skirmishes experienced during the convention, were not substantial enough to influence or affect its outcome.
He noted that the APC had a largely peaceful and successful convention, saying that it came out from it stronger.
The APC chieftain, however, added that the national convention Election Appeal Sub Committee was presently sitting, stressing that making any comment in that regard would be sub-judicial.
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He said the national convention planning committee will submit its final report after receiving reports from its other sub committees.
“As soon as the reports are ready, you will be notified and then you will have an insight into the contents of the reports,” he said.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that Adams Oshiomhole who was affirmed on Saturday, June 23, as the All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairman, was on Sunday, June 24, sworn in at the Eagle Square, Abuja, venue of the party’s convention.
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