The crisis in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has taken another dimension as the Political Advisory Council (PAC) of the national chairman has embarked on canvassing support for him.
As the Advisory Council reaches out to party faithfuls to save the National Chairman’s office, other persons are aligning with those, who are pushing for the removal of the APC national chairman.
One such persons, according to New Telegraph, is former governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwakanso, who has lost out to the sitting governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje on the leadership tussle of APC in the state. He is said to have joined forces on the call that Oyegun ‘must go’.
At the forefront that APC Chairman John Oyegun should resign or be removed is National Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Secretary to Government of the Federation, Engr. David Babachir, the Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Comrade Timi Frank. Babachir and oshiomhole are political allies of the APC national leader.
Speaking to Telegraph exclusively, one of the 7-man Political Advisory Council to APC chairman said the good thing about the fight and the allegations against their principal is that the President and leader of APC knows the truth. According to him, they have decided to reach out to other chieftains and stalwart of the party on the need to support Oyegun as the APC National Chairman.
He stated that every plot to remove Oyegun would fail, just as the political move to nominate him for Ambassadorial appointment failed. The Advisory Council member stated that it took the dexterity of the President not to include Oyegun’s name on the list of none career ambassadorial appointment.
On why the President did not include Oyegun’s name of the Ambassadorial list, he said:
“The President has said no to it and that there is a process of removing the National Chairman and that he cannot be removed by posting him out without telling him.
“The President was very categorical that you don’t remove the National Chairman of a party by just posting him out. He is just not anybody. If he was an outsider it would have been a different thing and as you also know, the National Chairman also has a right to reject any appointment.”
In his reaction, Chairman of APC Governors’ Forum, Governor Rochas Okorocha, said, “I want to assure them (Oyegun and others at the party’s secretariat) that no one will bully them out or husk them out.
“But, where there is need to make amendment, which is natural within any human organisation, the party will be restructured for the purpose of making it stronger and to move forward as a people and as a party.”