Chairmen Back Oyegun, Frown At Reps Over Rancorous Session
THIRTY-SIX states chairmen of the All progressive congress (APC) yesterday rose from a two-day meeting reaffirming their loyalty to the Chief John Odigie-Oyegun led national executive of the party.
The position of the party chiefs is coming against the backdrop of speculations that Odigie -Oyegun is being pressurised by the governors of the party to resign his position.
In a communique signed by Chairman of the Kano chapter of the party, Alhaji Umar Haruna Mohammed, the party chiefs who met at the Amso Hotel in Abuja expressed concern over the crises rocking the party over the emergence of the leadership of the national Assembly.
It noted: “As state party chairmen and direct grassroots leaders, we are all concerned about the development and therefore re-affirm our belief and loyalty to our party, the APC, its supremacy as contained in the party’s constitution and the decision of its leadership.
“We are also not happy with recent development in the National Assembly, especially the lower chamber, and call on the party leadership to put in place proper machineries to checkmate further occurrences. We also call on the party leaders to use the long break with the view of resolving the matter so that the much needed change will be seen and enjoyed by everybody.”
Although details of the meeting held behind closed doors are unknown, it is believed that the party chiefs failed to disagree on calls for the sack of Odigie-Oyegun and that punitive measures be taken against both the Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara.
The party chiefs are billed to address journalists next week.