APC Crisis: I Did Not Organized Any Protest Against Tinubu --- Oyegun



The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr John Odigie-Oyegun, has strongly condemned the protest on Tuesday by some youths against a National leader of the party, Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

All Progressives Congress Youths Democratic Frontiers (APCYDF) in Abuja protested at the National Headquarters of APC against Tinubu’s demand for Odigie-Oyegun’s resignation.

Tinubu had last week accused the APC national chairman of wrongdoing in the gubernatorial primary election of the party for forthcoming governorship poll in Ondo state.

The youths during the protest accused Tinubu of trying to turn the party to his private company.

The APCYDF National Coordinator, Mr Salahudeen Lukman, who led the protest, also claimed Tinubu was disrespecting President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption fight.

“It should be stated categorically that we are no longer comfortable with the whims and caprices of Tinubu,’’ he said.

However, Odigie-Oyegun distanced himself from the protest, saying that he would investigate the incident with a view to finding out those behind it.

“God forbid, anybody who knows me knows that that is not my style.

“I am equally shocked and I’m going to look into it and find out why and who is behind it,’’ he said.

On the just-concluded Edo governorship election won by APC’s candidate, Mr Godwin Obaseki, the chairman described it as a referendum on the performance of the party’s government in the state.

According to him, the result of the election was a clear indication that Nigerians had faith and confidence in President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.

“Well, it was a hard fought election that was clear.

“Two things really, it was more of a referendum first on the performance of the governor, and second, on the quality of our candidate.

“And, most importantly, given the economic situation, it was an opportunity for us to measure the continued popularity and acceptability of our president.


“What it indicated is that by and large, the people of this country still have faith and confidence in the fact that President Muhammadu Buhari can fix their situation,’’ he said.

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