APC Chairmanship: Oshiomhole’s Endorsement Is Absolutely Childish – Oyegun
The battle for the soul of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is heating up and one person that may not chicken-out that easy is the man still trying to retain the Chairmanship of the party, Mr John Oyegun.
He is from Edo State and there are gimmicks happen behind him to oust him and hand over to his former Governor, Adams Oshiomhole.
Mr Oyegun is not comfortable with the way things are going. His buttocks is gradually slipping away from the chairmanship seat.
One thing he does not want to hear is that Mr Oshiomhole has been endorsed by the entire party members from the south-south region, but that is one take away from a meeting of the party members from the region on Monday.
He says "it was childish, absolutely childish".
At the National Secretariat of the APC in Abuja on Tuesday, Mr Oyegin told reporters that "voting is done at convention and not in State Houses or in Government Houses".
He had expressed interest in the chairmanship position in the past weeks, but on Tuesday he could not confirm if he would seek re-election as APC national chairman.
However, said he had concluded consultations and would make his decision public in a few days.
"The consultation, I think is concluded. I’m going to make it known when the convention committee announces their programmes.
"Then when I am going to buy a form, if I will re-contest I will let you know," he said.
The Forum of South-South APC Stakeholders held a meeting in Benin on Monday where some states in the region endorsed the candidacy of Oshiomhole while others declined.
Oyegun, however, said those who endorsed Oshiomhole had their reasons which should be respected.
"There was nothing wrong in the endorsement.
He, however, said that he was not bothered by the development.
"I will grant a comprehensive interview to you when the time comes.
"One of those who wants my job is from Edo and he was the immediate past governor and he was very instrumental in installing the present governor.
"So, I think it is a case of rub my back, I rub your back’ that is playing out," he said, adding that he was not bothered by the development.