By : Mr. Mafemi Omagbemi.
The embattled National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie Oyegun, has wowed to re-contest the party chairmanship for a second tenure, contrary to his earlier stance to step aside.
According to a source close to the National Chairman, pride is about to eat up the National Chairman finally, “the problem the party is facing right now is as a result of self pride and ego, Chief Oyegun believes, his removal and replacement with Comr. Oshiomole as endorsed by Mr President, is a disgrace and a let down to him, and must fight back desperately, irrespective of the consequences and effect on the party. More so, he is about becoming an Octogenarians and wishes to celebrate his 80Th birthday in a grand style, as the Chairman, before retiring from politics. “This irrational and childish desire and pride, is driving the old man crazy” the insider said.
New pdp fear buhar
Investigations into the recent actions of the APC National Chairman, has proven that the National Chairman is working underground for certain personalities within the party, in alliance with the PDP.
.The recently conducted state and LGA congresses across the country is a clear proof that Chief Oyegun is really bent on tearing the party apart, as he is creating, aiding and abating parallel congresses across the country. A very clear example is the case of Lagos,Rivers and Delta States. For example, in Delta State, he attempted to sack the chairman of the wards and LGA congress committee, Alh. Sani Dododo.
After the Ward Congresses he did all he could, to reject the results of the congresses, just to bring in fake results by certain persons in the committee accused of stealing some of the sensitive congress materials, who were even investigated and indicted by the Nigeria Police report.
To further cause more damage to the party, Chief Oyegun, secretly asked the National Secretary of the party, to sign a letter purportedly postponing the Delta State APC Congress to 21st of may, against the party congress guidelines which says postponement of the congress in any state, can only be accepted, if and only if it is proven and established that there is security risk in that state. Other than that, the NWC has insisted that, they will not accept any postponement, that all States Congresses across the country must hold on Saturday May 19Th 2018.
The Delta State Congress held successfully and peacefully without any issue, now the same Oyegun encouraged a faction of the party, led by businessman Otega Emerhor, who is reported to be working for Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa and Chief James Ibori of the PDP.
The Senator Olugbenga Obadara led Congress Committee has since officially presented it’s report and the result of the Delta State Congress to the National Working Committee (NWC). But reports have it that, Chief Oyegun promised Chief Emerhor, that he should go ahead to organise his own Congress in Delta State, that he would accept the result of that congress to set confusion in the system.
According to a source close to Chief Oyegun, he has been heavily induced financially by Chief Otega Emerhor, to ensure he allows The results of his illegally conducted congresses are admitted as the authentic results.
The source said for Oyegun to accept the ward congress results from the Chief Otega’s faction, conducted by the criminal members of the congress committee who made away with certain sensitive materials, he was paid a whooping hundred million naira (#100M), this corrupt practices continued with more payments and promise of juicy contracts from the NDDC by Otega Emerhor, just for Oyegun to ensure the protection of his fake congress lists. Investigations has also shown that Chief Oyegun is not alone in this nefarious acts and corrupt practices, it is obvious he works with certain key officers of the party, e.g the National Organising Secretary
Rumours also have it that the Delta State Governor is investing heavily into this Otega/Oyegun venture, to help keep the party in disarray and divided.
The president and leader of the All Progressives Congress, must step into the party system and correct all these anomalies that are capable of ruining the fortunes and chances of the APC in 2019.