A vote of confidence was passed on the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, during the South-South chapter of the party’s meeting in Abuja on Thursday.
The meeting which was presided by the National Vice-Chairman South-South, Hillard Eta, had prominent individuals from the region like, Chief Don Etiebet, Senator Ndoma Egba, Senator Ita Enang and Chief Umanah Umanah in attendance.
However, some notable members of the party were absent from the meeting, the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, the Minister of Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio and his Transportation counterpart, Rotimi Amaechi were all absent from the meeting in Abuja.
During the meeting, some chieftains in the party expressed concern over the attitude of some members in the zone who are working against Oshiomhole.
The Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, while speaking during the meeting described the party chairman as “our own that must not be antagonised,” he pleaded for support for Oshiomhole.
“Why are we antagonising our own? We have to stand by him. The party in the zone hasn’t fared very well. It is important to close ranks against the raging war.”
Hillard Eta appealed to aggrieved members to resolve their differences and work together.
“In Edo and Rivers states, we must find a solution to the problem. I want to beg all warring parties to sheathe their swords,” he added.
Oshiomhole expressed delight over the attendance of party members at the meeting despite the cynicism that trailed the invitation to all members of the South-South caucus.
The APC National Chairman acknowledged the crisis in Edo State but said he was determined to make concessions for reconciliation.
At the end of the meeting, Omo Agege was elected as the APC leader in the South-South zone.
A committee was set up to look into the crisis rocking the Edo and Cross River states’ chapters of the party.