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Resign Now, Tinubu Tells John Odigie-Oyegun

Tinubu, John Odigie-Oyegun
Posted: Sep 25, 2016 at 9:30 pm   /   by   /   comments (50)

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), has demanded the resignation of the national chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun.

Tinubu on Sunday said the APC chairman had derailed from the path of progressives.

In a communiqué from his media office, Tinubu accused Oyegun of sabotaging the will of democracy in Ondo State by overriding the decision of the appeal panel that asked for a fresh governorship primary following investigations that showed that the delegates’ list used had been tampered with.

Tinubu in the communiqué also alleged that Oyegun’s action in allegedly subverting the will of the people was not of his doing, saying that for a man of the age of the national chairman to have done what he did he must have been under the influence of a “powerful and sinister arm at work.”

Tinubu who said that the APC was now under threat of being suffocated by anti-democratic forces pretending to be progressives, said “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.

“Oyegun’s comportment regarding the Ondo State primary will become the textbook definition of political treachery and malfeasance of the basest order. In early September, the state primary was held. A purported winner was named. Having faith in the ways of the party, Tinubu publicly accepted what he assumed to be a verdict honestly derived. As a democrat, one must face the possibility of defeat and accept such as outcome with as much grace as one would embrace victory. One of the few bright spots during the conduct of the primaries was Jigawa Governor, Alhaji Mohammed Badaru Abubakar. He chaired the primary convention with decorum and impartiality. He was unaware that a tampered list had been slipped into the process.tinubu-oyegun

“Indeed within hours of the announcement, news began to filter in that gravely disturbed me. Credible allegations of fraud troubled the waters. The delegate list had been materially altered by someone in a strategic position to so do. The names of over 150 valid delegates were excised to make room for an equal number of impostors. This was not a clerical error. The alteration was wilfully executed that the primary would be directed toward a chosen end that bore nothing in common with the will of most state party members. A cunning few had tried to deceive the many into believing they were outnumbered. “A conspiracy to steal the Ondo primary had been uncovered. Fortunately, the grand deception afoot had been unable to cover its tracks fast enough. Truth began to cry for justice.

“Several candidates filed petitions contesting the result. The party established an investigative board to review the evidence. In a two to one decision, the panel found the delegate roster had suffered tampering. The panel recommended that a new primary should be held using the valid delegate list. This recommendation was tabled before the National Working Committee (NWC).

“After many hours of deliberations spanning several days, a final vote was held by the NWC. Before hand, NWC members agreed that the decision of the majority would become the stance of the party. Such is the way of democracy. The NWC voted six against five to cancel the fraudulent results and hold an honest primary. For a moment, it seemed the party would restore its integrity by giving democracy a chance. However, those who sought to scam an entire state would not let the vote of 11 people spoil their enterprise.

“After the NWC vote, a noticeably agitated Chairman Oyegun proposed the NWC engage in prayer before concluding the meeting. Adhering to this chairman’s request, NWC members began to pray. Seeing that the others had taken his bait, Oyegun used the prayerful interlude to secretly excuse himself from the meeting. Contravening the NWC decision and in violation of all rules of fundamental decency, Oyegun decided to safeguard the fraud done in Ondo by perpetrating a greater fraud. Oyegun arrogated to himself the right to submit the name of Rotimi Akeredolu to INEC as the candidate of the party. “Truth has finally come to light. There exists a regressive element in the party that cares nothing for the progressive ideas upon which this party was founded. They joined the APC because it was the best ride available at the time. Now they want to guide the party into the ditch. They want to turn the party into a soulless entity incapable of doing good, just like they are. When such a person tastes power, they shed all good restraint. They come to abuse the trust given them as if they are the owners of that trust and not its mere custodians. These people did little to build the party but now will do much to wreck it. “Our party was to stand for change. Oyegun and his fellows seem to be on a different wave length. They are the cohort of Unchange. The APC wants to guide Nigeria into a better tomorrow. Oyegun and the cohort of unchange want to pull Nigeria back into the past where rigging and vote stealing were the old and new testaments of politics. They want the people to think that there is no alternative to their reactionary system of skewed politics and imperious government. Thus, they seek to turn the APC into a factory of the very political malpractices the people soundly rejected in the past election. To choke the APC in this manner is to kill the chance for progressive reform for the foreseeable future. Much more than the Ondo primary is at stake. Oyegun has revealed his team’s game plan: It is the destruction of progressive politics and governance on behalf of the people.

“As party chairman, Oyegun was supposed to protect our internal processes and be an impartial arbiter, a person in whom all had confidence. Instead, he donned the garment of a confident man, duping the NWC, the party, and INEC in one fell blow. He has robbed APC members in Ondo State of the chance to pick in a fair manner who they believe is the best candidate.”

Comments (50)

  • Sep 26, 2016 at 9:41 am Balogun

    My advice to APC leader is to terrace his steps if their any mistake he needs to correct because now that his candidate lost in kogi, ondo show some powerful leader is out their taking over from him and his political career will be over if eventually his candidate failed in lagos

  • Sep 26, 2016 at 9:07 am Balogun

    APC should learn from President Jonathan ,this same party in kogi state and now in ondo state we should always accept if we are defeated I think APC national party chairman has done well because if he allowed a rerun and Akeredolu loss them his member will come out complaining of misconduct so were are we going if the same party ate fighting within themselves then it show that if they are President janothan they won’t handover president buhari

  • Adeleke Adeyemi Sep 26, 2016 at 6:13 am Adeleke Adeyemi

    Wrong statement

  • Wadata Dokta Sep 26, 2016 at 6:06 am Wadata Dokta

    holy ghost has beging to work

  • Rotimi Lukman Sep 26, 2016 at 5:22 am Rotimi Lukman

    Who is tinubu

  • Ngozi Blessing Sep 26, 2016 at 4:27 am Ngozi Blessing

    Things are falling apart lolz

  • Obi Morgan Chidiebere Sep 26, 2016 at 3:27 am Obi Morgan Chidiebere

    Two hypocritical gentle men.

  • Ajani Mutiu Sep 26, 2016 at 3:04 am Ajani Mutiu

    Empty youths can’t even comment logically . just opening mouth and closing it .like Nigeria like her youth.can’t analyse anything .shioooo

  • Iyk Theo Nze Sep 26, 2016 at 2:39 am Iyk Theo Nze

    House of confusion! Nemesis will soon catch up with you guys for deceiving Nigerians…

  • Fredjesus Testimony Sep 26, 2016 at 1:07 am Fredjesus Testimony

    Tinubu is the problem of apc he want to be controlling all people it can’t work..Nonsense

    • Agbele Esther Sep 26, 2016 at 5:45 am Agbele Esther

      Shut up ur mouth nd reason like someone who av many post is tinubu controlling?

    • Fredjesus Testimony Sep 26, 2016 at 6:11 am Fredjesus Testimony

      Agbele Esther you are a useless girl..because you don’t have respect for your parents..look at federal level senate states even kogi..y will him tell the chairman of the party that. Is there anything that can’t be settled.

  • Dennis Uzim Sep 26, 2016 at 12:09 am Dennis Uzim

    Hahahahaha! Strange bed fellows. Finally the crack in the wall is begining to make the macabre house crumble for the good of Nigeria.

  • Uzoagu Okechukwu Sep 26, 2016 at 12:03 am Uzoagu Okechukwu

    Pls people ask APC to there change and give us balance

  • Sadiq Bilyaminu Sep 25, 2016 at 11:55 pm Sadiq Bilyaminu

    Good one the patriotic elder who remain focus to real positive change for equity and justice for all I salute and respect you for your courageous stand against any elements who are trying to hijack the good work and intention of you and your likes just for their selfish interest well done to Jagaban

  • Sunday Covenant Sep 25, 2016 at 11:42 pm Sunday Covenant

    Things Fall Apart, part 2

  • Bradley Cole Sep 25, 2016 at 11:23 pm Bradley Cole

    Hahahaha hahaha Hanna

  • Nnah Chijioke Sep 25, 2016 at 11:16 pm Nnah Chijioke

    Political criminals came together to grab power at the centre but lack the ability to manage what was stolen. More crisis coming .

  • Engr Zaraboi Sep 25, 2016 at 11:04 pm Engr Zaraboi

    progress in democracy

  • Ovie Festus Sep 25, 2016 at 10:50 pm Ovie Festus

    Make he resigned bf edo state election I don’t trust the man

  • Christian Anosike Sep 25, 2016 at 10:31 pm Christian Anosike

    shot up, he will not

  • James Okwubuiro Onyekachi Sep 25, 2016 at 10:28 pm James Okwubuiro Onyekachi

    for where? he’s not going anywhere

  • Issah Igebor Sep 25, 2016 at 10:21 pm Issah Igebor

    Oyegun oleh your cup is full
    Your Godfather have disowned you nobody will rescue you from The leader hand Tinubu.

  • Williams Tunde Smith Sep 25, 2016 at 10:17 pm Williams Tunde Smith

    new apc season film

  • Honourable Joshua Pam Jackson Sep 25, 2016 at 10:13 pm Honourable Joshua Pam Jackson

    Long Live All Progressive-Poverty Criminals that have brought Chains on Nigerians. #IStandWithBiafra

    • Iyk Theo Nze Sep 26, 2016 at 2:40 am Iyk Theo Nze

      Short live not long live…

  • Simon Chukwu Sep 25, 2016 at 10:11 pm Simon Chukwu

    nonsense party

  • Wiseman Solomon Sep 25, 2016 at 10:06 pm Wiseman Solomon

    He will not, re u de one dat put him dere?

  • Oke Onwah Sep 25, 2016 at 10:04 pm Oke Onwah

    The owner of Nigeria don talk. Gbam

  • Ogbodo Jude Sep 25, 2016 at 10:02 pm Ogbodo Jude

    And u remain ryt? Thiefnubu

  • Onyedikachi Moses Okoronkwo Sep 25, 2016 at 9:57 pm Onyedikachi Moses Okoronkwo

    This is just the beginning of APC crisis. The party will tear apart before 2019 general election. Just mark my word.

  • Benedict Paul Sep 25, 2016 at 9:55 pm Benedict Paul

    Long overdue. Apc party Fuji house of commotion,failure,fighting,confusion,hardships,hunger,starvation,budgets paddy,recession,clueless,incompetence,lies,propaganda and ministers of ghosts workers and what a shame.

  • Innocent Johnson Oweh Sep 25, 2016 at 9:52 pm Innocent Johnson Oweh

    He wiln’t

  • Adeshina Adenrelu Sep 25, 2016 at 9:52 pm Adeshina Adenrelu

    By tomorrow or within the week they will deny it

  • Ajiwoju Boluwa Ayodeji Sep 25, 2016 at 9:51 pm Ajiwoju Boluwa Ayodeji

    marine story,is for a fool like u.

  • Annuhi Shaibu Abdulmumeen Sep 25, 2016 at 9:51 pm Annuhi Shaibu Abdulmumeen

    Tinubu itself is d real problem of APC,

    • Iyk Theo Nze Sep 26, 2016 at 2:42 am Iyk Theo Nze

      Mind you he is the one that put Buhari there so show him respect!

    • Agbele Esther Sep 26, 2016 at 5:47 am Agbele Esther

      Pls tell us how tinubu is d problem to APC or how many post is he controlling?

  • Onwuajuese Amaka Sep 25, 2016 at 9:51 pm Onwuajuese Amaka

    Wahala in APC loading…… .

  • Engr Mike Ohi Sep 25, 2016 at 9:48 pm Engr Mike Ohi


  • Magicfinger Ansel Sep 25, 2016 at 9:48 pm Magicfinger Ansel

    Why can’t one of u thieves firs blow each other first?

  • Obafemi Gbenga Sep 25, 2016 at 9:43 pm Obafemi Gbenga

    The house that was built on deceit will eventually collapse……..??? So APC is a ‘progressive’ party? So how did this ‘progressive’ party produce a reactionary and ultra conservative as President? Something does not add up here! “One who butchers others with a Cutlass will never permit anyone else to go behind him with a Cutlass” Tinubu, the master of intrigue has been caught in a web of Intrigues. Tinubu finally came out from his frustration. This is just the beginning. APC belongs to all not a private party like ACN. PMB is the party leader and Oyegun is the party national chairman. Tinubu is a national party leader which is a nomenclature. The lion of bourdillon always wants to have his way by planting his own people. Now that he failed in Ondo,he wants oyegun to resign. Someone should please make him understand that ondo is not Alausa. There might be no APC by 2019…. they’re like a group of hunters they went hunting without good agreement and power sharing is causing an unseen war among them. I wonder how long they’ll keep the pretense… We are watching….

    • Dennis Uzim Sep 26, 2016 at 12:13 am Dennis Uzim

      @ wow! @ Gbenga your word are like the words of an oracle. Your input is impeachable.

  • Akpos Okpidama Sep 25, 2016 at 9:40 pm Akpos Okpidama

    This is the battle of muzanger

  • John Paul Sep 25, 2016 at 9:38 pm John Paul

    Na lie he will never resign

  • Destiny Cj Sep 25, 2016 at 9:38 pm Destiny Cj

    Only theif that buhari left untouched ,,,movin around freely with supremecy,,,corruption masterminders,,theifbu

  • Lazio Mac-tony Abuchi Sep 25, 2016 at 9:38 pm Lazio Mac-tony Abuchi

    Not only john,tell buhari to resign

  • Boni Nova Sep 25, 2016 at 9:36 pm Boni Nova

    The End Of The Sudden Marriage.

  • Ismail Jamiu Sep 25, 2016 at 9:34 pm Ismail Jamiu


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