By Chukwudi Isibor
Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives has congratulated the former Executive Governor of Edo State and National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole, on his 68th birthday.
Gbajabiamila’s congratulatory message was read by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasis. In the statement, the Speaker commended the APC’s National Chairman for his contributions to the stability of the party and growth of the country’s democracy.
“On this day, I join millions of Nigerians, especially members of our party, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in congratulating and celebrating our National Chairman on his 68th birthday.
“Right from his days as a labour leader to his period as an elected governor of Edo State for eight years, Adams Oshiomhole has proven his mettle as a leader with an uncommon sense of patriotism.
“He has brought his experience of decades and political sagacity to bear in leading the APC to victory during the 2019 general elections. His firm commitment to party supremacy and discipline is a trait that many do not have,” Gbajabiamila said.
Adams Aliyu Eric Oshiomhole became the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress in 2018, leading the party to victory at the 2019 Presidential Election. Before mounting the saddle of leadership of the APC at the center, Oshiomhole had served as the President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Executive Governor of Edo State. He was a staunch member of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) which was part of the coalition that included the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and the New PDP which metamorphosed into the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2013.