You can re-contest, if you want, APC governors tell Oyegun after ending his tenue

President Buhari (m) with the five APC governors of (L-R) Kano, Ogun, Plateau, Imo and Zamfara states after their meeting in Aso Rock

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that Chief John Odigie-Oyegun-led National Working Committee has ended. The party, according to reports however said Oyegun can still seek re-election as chairman. 

This resolution was reached after some governors on the platform of the party met with President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, April 4. 

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state who is chairman of the APC governors’ forum said Oyegun can still re-contest at the party’s convention, if he wishes. 

He said: "Let me correct one impression, the issue of congress and convention does not mean that the previous people, who have served the party have done badly. And it does not mean that they cannot come back or that they cannot re-contest, that is not it. 

"We are simply saying that their tenure has ended and those who wish to re-contest can re-contest and can be elected into our party structure. So, we are all one as family and we are set to go for 2019 elections in victory. 

"Let me just let you know that there is no crisis in the APC at all. And we want to use this opportunity to advise the media operatives to stop spreading rumors of crisis in APC. There is no single crisis in APC. 

“The issue was one of people who believe that we did not have enough time to organize a party congress and run election. Some people felt that it was a good idea, but the most important thing is that if we do that, we will be contravening both our party constitution and the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

"That is the major issue that we have that they call crisis. We do not have crisis. 

"This (Wednesday) morning, we met with Mr. President to fine-tune issues, one regarding the congress and we have resolved that the congresses at all levels and the chairman of the elongation committee, is also fine-tuning the arrangement in the same line. 

"To this effect, the convention committee will be set out, it will be announced," the Imo state governor said

Also after the meeting, Zamfara state governor, Abdulaziz Yari, told State House Correspondent that all the 24 governors of the APC agreed with President Buhari that the party should elect a new National Working Committee. 


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