EDO State Governor Adams Oshiomole Opts Out Of APC 2015 Presidential Race


oshiomoleEDO State Governor Adams Oshiomole Opts Out Of APC 2015 Presidential Race,  saying he will no longer be seeking the nomination of his party the All Progressives Congress (APC). Last  month, Governor Oshiomole wrote to the APC secretariat saying he intended to vie for the presidential ticket but it appears that he has now had a change of heart. Already, former head of state General Muhammadu Buhari, former vice president Atiku Abubakar and Kano State governor Rabiu Kwankwaso have launched their presidential campaigns. Louis Odio, the Edo State commissioner for information and orientation commissioner, said Governor Oshiomhole will no longer vie for the APC ticket. He added that while his boss remains committed to the Nigerian project, his focus remains accelerating the pace of development in Edo State. Speaking on behalf of the governor, Mr Odio said: “Following persistent inquiries from friends, political associates and well-meaning Nigerians both at home and abroad over speculations of my interest in the 2015 presidential election and media comments by my aides, I wish to categorically state that I am not contesting for the 2015 presidential election. My focus now is to continue with our efforts to accelerate the pace of our development programmes to take Edo State to the next level.  SEE MORE ON PAGE 2

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