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Some South-South leaders, on Tuesday, canvassed party supremacy in Nigerian politics, just as they called on elected officials, political appointees and party members to abide by the decisions or instructions made by the executive committee or national working committee of the party.
The leaders said that contrary to beliefs in some quarters, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun is piloting the ruling party to the satisfaction of all members.
They lauded the leadership of the APC for notching up significant achievements through a combination of creativity, excellent resource management and great vision.
“The allegation that Chief John Odigie-Oyegun is not carrying all the APC governors along is totally false. It is to unleash mischief on the hard-earned integrity and leadership style of the national chairman” the leaders said.
In a statement in Port Harcourt, the leaders praised Oyegun for making the party and government at various levels responsible to the needs of the people.
“Chief John Odigie-Oyegun’s capabilities and efficiency are well known to all Nigerians. The former governor of Edo State is a man of high moral standards. He remains very focused and uncompromising”.
They condemned the character assassination and abuse of perceived enemies, describing the comments of a former Commissioner of Information in Edo State, Chief Charles Idahosa as offensive, scornful and false.
“We reject the accusation in totality. It was made in ignorance. APC is thriving, making great progress with Oyegun at the wheel, assisted by others. The resort to wide allegations is Idahosa’s attempt to throw a spanner in the works to distract this focused administration”
Signed by the Chairman, South-South Front (SSF), Chief John Harry, the leaders lauded the quality of Oyegun’s administration, his commitment to the tenets of democracy and expansion of the democratic space.
“We act on facts and not on speculations and lies. APC is not in trouble or divided. There is no plot to dislodge the national chairman of APC. There is no battle between the presidency and some APC state governors on the 2019 polls” the leaders said.
Specifically, the leaders praised Oyegun for erecting a strong structure and adhering strictly to the Constitution of the party.
“Oyegun is performing excellently. President Muhammadu Buhari and the party chairman are not at loggerheads. Members are not working at cross purpose. His leadership style is not synonymous with sycophancy, deceit and double talk”.
Confidence in Oyegun’s leadership, the leaders described APC as a highly organized party.
“Contrary to fears expressed after the Supreme Court judgement on PDP leadership crisis, APC is still intact. It is not lacking in the basic democratic ingredients.”
The leaders who accused Idahosa and his sponsors of working for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) urged APC governors, chieftains and members across the nation to support Oyegun.
“Idahosa and his sponsors are motivated only by their own selfish interests. They should not be taken seriously”
“We are very proud of Chief John Odigie-Oyegun. He has given good account of himself in politics and public life,” the leaders added.
— 25th April 2018
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— 25th April 2018
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— 25th April 2018
Noah Ebije, Kaduna Northern lobby group, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), has described the Tuesday killing of two Catholic priests and some worshipers in a church at Ayar-Mbalom community in Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State by suspected herders, as callous and unfortunate. The Forum called on the Federal Government to set up a…
— 25th April 2018
Layi Olanrewaju, Ilorin The President of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), Prof. Adesola Aderounmu, has called on the Federal Government to raise a modern manpower that could sustainably drive the nation’s economy. Prof. Aderounmu made the call while giving the Keynote Address at the first International Conference on ICT for National Development and its Sustainability…
Entertainment— 25th April 2018
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South-West Report— 19th April 2018
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Abuja Metro— 25th April 2018
Okwe Obi and Nwakaudu Charity, Abuja Vehicular movement was, on Wednesday grounded sequel to an accident which claimed three lives under the popular Banex bridge in Abuja. Eye-witnesses reported that a tiper loaded with sand, lost control and crushed three persons to dead at Banex Bridge, in Abuja while trying to avoid a police van….
Oriental News— 25th April 2018
Residents in Aba cry out over dumpsite Okey Sampson, Aba You’re going to Good Morning market located at the Ngwa Road end of the Aba River popularly known as Waterside. For convenience sake, you decided to use the farther distance of Opobo Road in Ogbor Hill. At Emelogu junction, the air around whiffed. What could…
Features— 25th April 2018
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Literary Review— 14th April 2018
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Lifeline— 25th April 2018
•Jobless parents of newborn quadruplets seek help, beg Enugu govt, firms for employment Felix Ikem, Nsukka For the family of Mr. and Mrs. Uchenna Nnadi, November 16, 2017, will remain an unforgettable day. It was the day the couple, from Amikwu Village, Ohom Orba, Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State, got a memorable blessing….
Education Review— 18th April 2018
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TSWeekend— 20th April 2018
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Opinion— 25th April 2018
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