Adams Oshiomhole elected national chairman of Nigeria’s ruling APC

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Adams Oshiomhole, the former governor of Edo state, has been elected national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nigeria.

The former labor leader turned politician was elected unopposed through a voice vote by the delegates at the national convention of the ruling APC.

Oshiomhole is replacing John Odigie-Oyegun who is also from Edo state. Three other contestants stepped down and endorsed Oshiomhole.

Why it matters: Nigerians go to the polls early next year to elect a new President, more than 30 governors and federal and state lawmakers, and politicians have been positioning themselves ahead of next year’s elections.

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