APC Resolving Its Crisis, Says Odigie-Oyegun



FROM the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, came assurances yesterday that the party was working round the clock to resolve the crisis that had rocked it in recent times.

The APC chief disclosed that he had already reached out to all parties in the dispute over the emergence of the National Assembly leadership to pave the way for the party to fulfill its campaign promises to Nigerians.

Odigie-Oyegun, in a statement issued in Abuja noted: “We owe it to our party, our teeming members and supporters and indeed all Nigerians who reposed so much confidence in us by voting us into office to quickly put the unfortunate incidents of the recent past behind us and forge ahead.”

The APC Chairman has also risen to the defence of the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who is being vilified in his home state of Kwara for signing the statement conveying the party’s reaction to the election of the National Assembly leadership on June 9.

Odigie-Oyegun said Alhaji Lai Mohammed’s statement was issued with the knowledge and consent of the party, hence it would be wrong for anyone to make him a sacrificial lamb for carrying out the responsibilities of his office as assigned by the party.

“The party is aware that its National Publicity Secretary has been grossly misunderstood by virtually everyone, especially in his state, just because he carried out his duty by signing the said statement by the party.

“At a personal risk and putting the party’s interest above his own, he issued that statement, which reflected the position of the party at that particular time. “The party is solidly behind him, and it will be wrong for anyone to interpret the statement as representing his personal opinion,” the APC Chairman said.

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