Adams Oshiomhole at the National Assembly, Abuja, that his background had prepared him for the big task.
He said “I have come as a member of the APC family. I had the opportunity to function as district officer in one of the provinces, officially called governor in Edo State.
“I completed my tenure and handed over on Nov. 12, 2016 to a successor from my own party. And so, APC has continued to provide leadership at the level of the state government in Edo State.
“The good news which I considered as my strong point is that my background prepared me for this kind of role.
“As president of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), my deputy was elected on his own merit as well and every other members of the central working committee of the NLC.”
“As senior members of our party, we are all familiar with not only the provisions of the party’s constitution and that of Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, we are also to deal with issues of electing our leadership.
“It is on that basis I decided to offer myself to contest, by the special grace of God and with your support for the office of the national chairman of the APC.”