JUST IN: Odigie-Oyegun Formally Withdraws from APC chairmanship race

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The lingering crisis bedeviling Nigeria’s ruling party has taken any shift as the Nationaln of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has formally announced that he will not be seeking reelection when the party holds its elective congress later this month.

“Even though, I had the desire to re-contest as National Chairman of the Party, I have decided that it is ultimately in the best interest of the Party for me to withdraw from the race” Odigie-Oyegun told journalists at his Abuja residence on Friday night during a briefing.

Odigie-Oyegun’s withdrawal has paved the way for Adams Oshiomhole, a former governor of Edo State and President Muhammadu Buhari’s preferred candidate to emerge as the party’s next chairman.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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