Mr Ade Adetimehin on Saturday in Akure emerged as the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State.
Adetimehin, who had been in acting capacity since Mr Isaac Kekemeke, a former chairman, was suspended after the 2016 governorship election for anti-party activities, got 990 votes out of the 1,001 votes cast.
NAN reports that 36 persons emerged as members of the newly-constituted APC state executives.
Addressing party members on behalf of the other executives, Adetimehin expressed gratitude for being given the opportunity to lead the party in the next four years.
He promised to ensure sanity and discipline in the state chapter of the party, adding that his administration would support the governor in delivering the dividends of democracy to the citizenry.
Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State urged the new executives to work tirelessly in ensuring that the party achieves success in the 2019 general elections.
Akeredolu also urged those who lost in the congress to exhibit the spirit of sportsmanship.
Mr Matthew Omegara, who led the congress committee, commended members and other party faithful for ensuring a violence-free exercise.
In Zamfara, serving Commissioner of Health, Alhaji Lawali Liman, on Saturday emerged the new chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state at the party’s state congress.
National Chairman of the party’s state congress, Alhaji Umar Dambo, said Liman emerged as a consensus candidate following agreement reached by party elders and stakeholders.
Until his recent position, Liman had served as the Chairman of Kaura-Namoda Local Government Council, before he was reassigned by Gov. Abdulaziz Yari as a commissioner in the state’s executive council.
Liman had in the last two years, served as the state Commissioner of Rural and Community Development, before he was recently redeployed to the Ministry of Health as Commissioner, a position he held until his election by consensus as the APC chairman in the state.