The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has asked the national chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, to resign for derailing the party’s agenda.
Daily Independent reports that Tinubu made the demand on Sunday, September 25, 2016 in a communiqué from his media office.
The former governor of Lagos state allegedly accused Oyegun of sabotaging the will of democracy in Ondo state by sending the name of Rotimi Akeredolu to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) against the decision of the appeal panel that demanded for a fresh governorship primary election in the party for the forthcoming governorship election in the state. In the communiqué, Tinubu reportedly alleged that Oyegun’s subversion of the will of the people proved that he must have been under the influence of a powerful and sinister arm at work.
“The APC, a party born of the quest for democratic good governance, is under critical threat by those who managed to be in the party but never of it. “From the party’s inception, the principles of democratic fairness and justice were to guide APC internal deliberations. Party founders realized that only by intramural fair dealing could the party remain faithful to the progressive ideals that we presented to the Nigerian electorate as our governing creed. If the party could not justly govern itself, it would find it difficult to establish and maintain just government throughout the nation. “In essence, the party was the embodiment of a democratic promise made between its members as well as a democratic vow made to the public. Evidently, some errant members believe promises and vows are mere words to be easily spoken and more easily broken. Chairman John Oyegun has breached these good pledges in a most overt and brazen display. In doing so, Oyegun has dealt a heavy blow to the very party he professes to lead. It is an awful parent who suffocates his own child for the sake of a few naira. The party was supposed to buttress APC members elected to government at all levels. Because of Oyegun’s conduct of our affairs, the party is rapidly becoming an albatross to those it was meant to help.
[APC CRISIS] Tinubu asks Oyegun to resign