Chief John Oyegun, the national chairman of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), has been accused in new allegations leveled against him by Bola Tinubu, the party’s leader.
In a letter, dated February 21, 2018, and copied to the president, vice-president, senate president and speaker of the house of representatives, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, accused the national chairman of the party, John Odigie-Oyegun, of sabotage.
According to an exclusive report by TheCable, Tinubu, in the scathing letter, accused Oyegun of contravening the spirit of the discussions both of them had at the party secretariat when President Muhammadu Buhari gave him the assignment of reconciling aggrieved members.
The influential Yoruba politician said: “disappointment greeted me when I discovered that you had swiftly acted in contravention of the spirit of our discussions. Instead of being a bulwark of support as promised, you positioned yourself in active opposition to the goal of resuscitating the progressive and democratic nature of APC”.
The former Governor of Lagos state said while Odigie-Oyegun mentioned Kogi, Kaduna, Kano and Adamawa as places affected by serious party issues, “you have taken it as your own personal ambition to thwart my presidential assignment in these key states”.
He accused Oyegun of rushing to Kogi state to unilaterally inaugurate officials “parallel to the officials already heading the state chapter of the party”.
“While this may place you in significant affinity with those parallel officials you handpicked, this machination suggests no improvement in the welfare of the party in Kogi or at the national level,” Tinubu wrote.
Tinubu said Oyegun apparently seeks “to undermine my mandate by engaging in dilatory tactics for the most part. When forced to act, you do so in an arbitrary and capricious manner”.
He said that even if Oyegun had personal qualms with him, it is his right as a human being but “you have no such right the chairman of this party… The party belongs to all of its members”.
Tinubu asked Oyegun to refrain from taking any more “improper unilateral decisions with regard to the national and state chapters of the party”.
He reminded Oyegun that the assignment was given to him by Buhari, stating that “in furtherance… I request that you make available to me the status reports and all the pertinent information regarding the state chapters without further delay”.