Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, may have earned the loyalty of APC governors in the rift between him and Ahmed Bola Tinubu, the party’s National leader.
This came as the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, declared on Friday that governors of the APC were solidly behind Oyegun.
Bello disclosed this to journalists after President Muhammadu Buhari’s meeting with the party’s governors at the State House.
“The governors and majority of APC members, have confidence in our national chairman, Chief John Oyegun. We also believe in the president by appointing Bola Tinubu, our leader, to reconcile some aggrieved members of our party.
“However, one-size-fits-all will not work and all the states where some erring members need to be disciplined,” the governor told journalists at the State House.
The WHISTLER recalls that Tinubu had in his letter to Oyegun on Thursday accused the APC Chairman of sabotaging his party reconciliation efforts as assigned to him by President Buhari.
“In Kogi, you rushed to the state, to unilaterally inaugurate a new set of state officials, parallel to the officials already heading the state chapter of the party. While this may place you insignificant affinity with those parallel officials you had picked, this machination suggests no improvement in the welfare of the party in Kogi State or at the national level.
“This usurpation of authority exacerbates conflict and confusion. It doesn’t resolve it. It is my understanding that the dissolution of the duly constituted state executive and the hurried naming of the above-mentioned group weren’t approved by the NWC,” Tinubu had said.
Meanwhile, President Buhari had today, Friday, met with the embattled APC Chairman at the Presidential Villa.
The president’s meeting with Oyegun is believed to be in connection Tinubu’s accusations against him.