Oyegun: I’m honoured as first chairman of opposition party to oust a sitting govt

The immediate past National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, in this interview, speaks on life at 80, his childhood, as well as civil service, business and political career, with a submission that he is a fulfilled man. Johnchuks Onuanyim reports     What is the feeling like as you get set to celebrate your 80th birthday in the next few weeks? I am actually holding my breath looking forward to it so anxiously. I can hardly believe that 80 years have already rolled by because…

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Oyegun to Oshiomhole: Stop disgracing APC, Edo State

Johnchuks Onuanyim, Abuja Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has pitched his tent with the governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, while blaming his successor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, over the ignoble role he is playing in fuelling the crisis in the state. Oyegun, reacting to the recent outburst and indictment by Governor Godwin Obaseki and the House of Representatives ad-hoc Committee, said he is yet to come to terms on why Oshiomhole has easily forgotten that he never interfered in Edo State affairs…

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Oyegun to Oshiomhole: Stop heating up Edo polity

The immediate past national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has asked his successor in office, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole to stop heating up the polity in Edo State. Oyegun described the crisis between the Edo State governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki and Oshiomhole as distraction. He accused Oshiomhole of heightening the tension in Edo State with his activities against the governor. The former national chairman, who has been attacking his predecessor, stated that Oshiomhole’s activities against the governor amounted to anti-party activity. He urged Oshiomhole to allow…

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Oyegun to APC NWC: Bury your heads in shame

Vice Chair: Oyegun bitter over removal; Shuaibu, a mole Dep National chair denies being PDP’s mole in APC     Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has dismissed attempts by some members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling party to rubbish his legacies and has asked such persons to bury their heads in shame. National Vice Chairman of the APC (North-Central), Ahmad Suleiman Wambi, yesterday, accused Oyegun of unjustly attacking the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole with whom…

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Oshiomhole’s primaries, most fraudulent in party history – Oyegun

Immediate National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has again picked on his successor Comrade Adams Oshiomhole alleging that he conducted the most fraudulent primaries in the history of political parties in Nigeria. According to Oyegun, this evident on the number of cases in court as a result of the primaries and also the Independent National Electoral Commission report on APC primaries. Oyegun, who was reacting to Oshiomhole’s insistence that the problems in the APC were caused by him (Oyegun) because of his inability to institute…

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Why APC must do away with godfathers, by Oyegun

Chief John Odigie-Oyegun is the immediate past National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In this interview with JOHNCHUKS ONUANYIM, he speaks on the state of the party, President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration and jostle for the leadership of the 9th National Assembly, among other issues     How would you rate political parties in the last 20 years of Nigeria’s unbroken civilian administration? We have made some progress, no doubt as far as political parties are concerned; as far as they are internalising the basic tenets of democracy, respecting…

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Oyegun to APC: Get rid of godfathers

Ex-minister, governor back call for Oshiomhole’s resignation Non-NWC members’ Forum write party chair, seek for meeting     Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has called on the ruling party and, by extension, all political parties to get rid of godfathers and entrench internal democracy in political parties in Nigeria. Oyegun, who spoke in an exclusive interview with New Telegraph, lamented that the phenomenon called godfatherism had done so much damage to political parties and democracy in the country. His call is coming barely…

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Okorocha: Oyegun should go to jail

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has declared that going by the way Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has managed the affairs of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the outgoing APC national chairman was apparently overrated by leaders of the party who had allowed him to succeed Chief Bisi Akande as party chairman. Okorocha who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo maintained that Chief Oyegun has taken the Party several years backward to the extent that today, there is no State chapter of the party where there is no crisis…

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Odigie-Oyegun withdraws from APC chairmanship race

After many months of silence, the All Progressives Congress National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, yesterday said he would not seek re-election for the party’s chairmanship position, stating that the decision was for the interest of the party. The APC national chairman, who spoke to journalists at his Abuja residence, stated that the interest should be for the preservation of the soul of the party and not for the individual interest. According to him, he was not in any way intimidated out of the race by the support of the President…

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C’River APC accuses Oyegun, minister of destroying party

The Cross River State strategic stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have accused the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and the Minister of Niger Delta Development, Usani Usani of allegedly destroying the party in the state. The stakeholders disclosed in a petition signed by former governor of Cross River State, Chief Clement Ebiri; APC National Vice-Chairman (South-South), Senator John Owan Enoh; Mrs. Mary Ekpere Eta; Director General of Women Development Commission, Mr. Okoi Obono Obla; Senior Special Adviser to the President, Prof. Eyo Etim Nyong; Party…

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