I have no rift with Tinubu – Oyegun | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper


The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun, on Tuesday said there is no rift with the party National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

Oyegun also said he will not resign as APC chairman based on newspapers’ reports.

Tinubu had called for Oyegun’s resignation over his role in the emergence of Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu as the party’s candidate in the November 26 governorship election in Ondo State.

The ex- Lagos State governor had claimed that Oyegun over-ruled a panel set up by the party which recommended the conduct of a fresh primary.

He therefore called for the party chairman’s removal in order to allow internal democracy to return to the party.

But Oyegun said on Tuesday that there are procedures to be followed for such resignation to happen.

He spoke with State House correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja.

Although he agreed that there are disagreements on the Ondo primary, he denied any rift with Tinubu.

He said: “There is no rift with Asiwaju we have difference of opinion, difference of perception and I think that is normal. Yes, I agree that the nature of the statement was a bit harsh.

“The method of getting rid of a national chairman if that is what I will call it, are spelt out in the constitution. They don’t take place on the pages of newspapers.

Asked why the party is not calling for the National Executive Committee to meet on the issues, he said: “it’s proper for them to meet and they will all meet at the appropriate time.”

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