Edo 2020: Odigie-Oyegun’s divisive agenda

“An elderly man, who blames the younger ones of leading others by bad examples, says so not simply because he desires correction of the mistakes, but regrets that he himself is no longer in a position to cause more of the bad examples.” Evidently, a discerning mind could adduce this to the deliberate falsehoods and half-truths recently told to a bewildered Nigerian public by Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, the immediate past National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). In his penchant for oddity and making partisan statements that divide…

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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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Tenure elongation: Court throws out suit seeking to stop Oyegun

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja yesterday dismissed the suit challenging the tenure elongation of the Chief John Odigie-Oyegunled National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The trial judge, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, in two separate judgments on the matter, held that the suits had become hypothetical and academic, as the party had reversed the decision to extend the tenures of the officials. “Having read and carefully examined all the attachments to the suit, I hold that there was an attempt to extend the tenure of…

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Tenure extension: Court strikes out suit against Oyegun, others

A federal high court sitting in Abuja has the dismissed a suit filed by Ademorin Kuye seeking to void the one-year tenure extension granted to the National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress. The court also refused to end the extension of tenures of other officials of the party at the national, state, local government area, and ward levels across the country. The APC National Executive Council, NEC, had at its meeting held on February the 27, 2018, extended the four-year tenure of the party officials due to expire…

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Oyegun, NWC sabotaging APC congresses –Okorocha

Party to gov: Your comments uncharitable Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has linked the crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) over its congresses to a plot by some members of the National Working Committee (NWC) to manipulate the internal electoral process of the party in order to achieve some selfish goals. Okorocha, who is also the Chairman of the APC Governors’ Forum, pointedly accused the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and the National Organising Secretary, Senator Osita Izunaso, of being less than transparent in…

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APC Ward Congress: National chairman, Chief Oyegun, shuns exercise

The incumbent APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie Oyegun, shunned the party’s ward congress holding across the country. Mr Oyegun was absent at his ward 2 in Oredo LGA in Benin, Edo state. Investigation by this paper revealed that Chief Oyegun was said to be busy and could not make it for the all-important ward congresses in the state. However, Mr. Osagie Edosomwan emerged the consensus chairman for ward 2, Lucky Abu (secretary), Dorcas Ehoghai (woman leader) and other elected ward executive members. Edosomwan who confirmed Oyegun’s conspicuous absence at…

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Odigie-Oyegun: Kaduna LG polls’ll test Buhari, el-Rufai’s performances

National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, yesterday disclosed that the outcome of Kaduna State local government elections will go a long way to determine how people will accept the performances of President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Nasir el-Rufai. He, therefore, called on the party faithful and supporters to propagate the performance of the governor and work harder to ensure that the party defeat the opposition parties in all the local government areas. Odigie-Oyegun was speaking in Kaduna, at the official flag-off of campaigns for…

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APC CONVENTION: Odigie-Oyegun backs out of chairmanship race

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, may have backed out of the party’s national chairmanship race, Saturday Telegraph has learnt. A strong supporter of Odigie-Oyegun yesterday told Saturday Telegraph that the APC national chairman told his supporters about the plan after the meeting with them on Thursday. According to the source, the chairman said there was no reason going against the interest of President Muhammadu Buhari. President Buhari had on Tuesday asked the governors of APC to throw their weights behind the former governor…

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