Adams Oshiomhole, who was sworn in on Sunday as National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, says he is in a hurry to assume office to tackle the party’s challenges without delay.
Mr Oshiomhole, who emerged as chairman of the party at the National Convention in Abuja, stated this in his acceptance speech at the Eagle Square, venue of the convention.
He was elected through an affirmative vote by delegates, having run as a sole candidate following the withdrawal of his opponents, days before the convention.
The former governor of Edo urged aggrieved members of the party, especially members of the new Peoples Democratic Party, nPDP, to remain in the APC, which “we jointly built”.
He assured members of the party that his leadership would put in place a conflict resolution mechanism which would handle crisis within the party.
Specifically, Mr Oshiomhole said that he would ensure effective reward system for party members who had worked for its success at all levels.
While paying tribute to the founding fathers of the party, he said that its pioneer interim national chairman, Chief Bisi Akande and National Leader, Bola Tinubu, were outstanding.
He also appreciated the immediate past National Chairman of the party, John Odigie-Oyegun, saying “since 1999, no national chairman of any political party in the country accomplished what you have accomplished”.