A Chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Kpodo Perekeme has revealed how the rift between embattled party chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, and the National leader of the party, Bola Ahmed Tinubu began.
Kpodo, while calling for Oyegun’s immediate resignation, said that Oyegun could not handle the party’s enormous victory in 2015 and use selfish agendas to throw the party into crisis. he told Nation;
“Tinubu is one of those, who masterminded the victory of the APC. He is the party’s think-tank. It is public knowledge. He spent money, struggled and did the brainwork with some of his associates and allies.
President Muhammadu Buhari also joined the train with his political associates. Their hard work led to the formation of this party.
With that force, they grabbed power coupled with the fact that people were tired of PDP because the party was deep into impunity and embezzlement of funds. They were collecting money without hinderances and the former President aided them.
Everybody hoped on APC to change the impunity. APC came and won. However, the greatest mistake is the party chairman, Oyegun. He couldn’t manage the success of APC. He failed to handle the party the way it was expected of him. Oyegun went to sleep after the victory.
He couldn’t engage party stakeholders. He couldn’t wade into crisis and settle disputes quickly. He failed to organize meetings, seminars, and other programmes to strengthen the party.
With what has transpired so far, Oyegun spearheaded the attempts of sidelining Tinubu. Tinubu, who did all these good jobs was sidelined from the government. Nobody heard about him. People became surprised.
Meanwhile Oyegun was the one trying to set confusion between Tinubu and Mr. President. He created an impression that they were quarreling”.
The Chieftain commended President Buhari for speaking against Oyegun’s Tenure elongation.