The Labour Party has congratulated former Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole on his emergence as the new National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, (APC).
In a statement signed by its National Chairman, Dr. Mike Omotosho the party urged Oshiomhole and the new National Working Committee (NWC), to remain focus and avoid being used by any group.
The statement also urged Oshiomole to use his weight of experience in pushing the party in the right direction.
“I wish to congratulate you, my dear friend and Comrade Adams Oshiomole on your emergence as the new national chairman of the APC with familiar recognition and esteemed mutuality.
“Your legacies while as Chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress, most of which still endures till today, and your willingness to collaborate for the greater good is a testament to your dynamism as a Labour leader, a legacy which still inspires the struggles and agenda of our great party till today.
“I am sure that your tenure as National Chairman of the APC will push the party into a new direction- the people’s direction.
“On behalf of all of us at the Labour Party, I congratulate you and your newly sworn-in executive team, a most fulfilling experience as your tenure commences,” he stated.
Oshiomhole was elected as national chairman of the ruling APC at its convention on Saturday.
He was elected unopposed through a voice vote by delegates at the ongoing national convention of the party at the Eagle Square, Abuja.
Prior to his emergence, Jigawa State Governor, Badaru Abubakar, who is the convention chairman, called on the delegates to confirm Oshiomhole as chairman through a voice vote since he was the only candidate for the position.