Obaseki’s Victory: Why Oyegun Must Resign As APC Chairman – Olulade

“For, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, a man that calls himself the National Chairman of our party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), to have again lost his unit to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded Edo governorship election, it is high time he resigned as the party National Chairman.”

This was the view of the Chairman, House Committee on Health Services of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Segun Olulade, while reacting to the victory of the APC governorship candidate, Godwin Obaseki, in the just concluded Edo State governorship election.

Olulade, who noted that the controversial party chairman also lost his polling unit in the 2015 Presidential election in the Edo State, insisted that “it is now obvious that Oyegun has been engaging in anti-party activities.

“We had the presidential election in March last year and the national Chairman of our party could not deliver his own unit for our party. I believe he should be in control of his own state but it is unfortunate that he could not even win his polling unit.

“There’s no gainsaying that Oyegun is not fit to lead our party; this is a man who openly declared that the leadership of the APC was not in support of the candidature of Obaseki after he won the primaries. He has however, demonstrated that his anti-party activities by delivering his polling unit to the PDP.

“Oyegun should as a matter of urgency tow the path of honour by tendering his resignation letter as the National Chairman of our party, to the party’s hierarchy. He is working against the party especially in his state. Such a man cannot take our party to the next level,” the statement read in part.

While congratulating Obaseki, the Governor-elect of Edo State on his victory at the poll, he noted that the people of Edo State have shown they believe in the APC and the good works that have been done by the incumbent Governor, Adams Oshiomhole. “I am using this medium to congratulate Governor Oshiomhole for this victory. It is a victory for the people of Edo State; it is a victory for our party, the APC and it is a victory for Nigeria at large,” Olulade added.


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