The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Oyegun, has revealed that his loyalty to President Muhammadu Buhari is not palatable to some leaders of the party.

He noted that this was the reason these leaders were plotting to remove him as the party chairman.

He said he was able to survive the plot because he did not do anything dishonorable.

Oyegun bared his mind in Benin City on Thursday at an event organised by the Benin National Congress (BNC), to honour his selfless and leadership style over the years.

He said: “I grew up in an environment where bringing disgrace to the family is the worst thing you can possibly do. Even the family will be the first to disown you.

“In all my life, this is the circumstance that has conditioned me. I do not do things that will not make me sleep soundly at night. I do nothing that will appear as headline in any of the national dailies.

“I have been through several trials, but I have overcome them all. Why have I done so? Because at the end of the day, whether detailed or forensic examination, you will not find that your own Oyegun has done something dishonorable.

“And so, with all the hue and cry, at the end of the whole thing, when we sit down and ask, tell us what he has done, behold the whole situation fizzles out.

“The only thing you can punish him for is loyalty. Edo people are loyal. We look at something, we make sacrifices to ensure that those hands are upheld and neat".

The APC National Chairman, who urged Nigerians to be patient with the present administration in delivering the right and purposeful leadership for the country, noted that change takes time, consistence of applications, adding that Nigeria cannot afford to go back to the old days.

Bounce News previously reported that the All Progressives Congress was engulfed in a crisis as some governors were allegedly plotting the removal of Oyegun.

The governors were reportedly upset that the party chairman had been running its affairs with only seven of their colleagues.

The governors are believed to have spoken to President Muhammadu Buhari on their decision to reject Oyegun’s leadership, while Oyegun’s supporters have fingered former Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole’s backers as part of the plot.

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