By Chibuike Nwabuko
Abuja (Sundiata Post) – The All Progressives Congress (APC) has saluted its former National Chairman, Chief Adigie Oyegun as he celebrates his 79th birthday, describing him as a man of many positive firsts.
According to the party, Oyegun who was the first elected national chairman of the party, led the party to victory in 2015, ousting the failed PDP’s 16 years reign in Nigeria.
The party stated this in a statement signed by the Ag. National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yekini Nabena sent to Sundiata Post.
The statement reads in full:
Our great Party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) felicitates with our immediate-past National Chairman, H.E. Chief John Odigie-Oyegun on his 79th birthday.
A man of many positive firsts, he distinguished himself during his work in the Civil Service where he rose to become one of the country’s youngest permanent secretaries; served as first-elected governor of Edo State and played a major role in ousting the military junta as one of the pro-democracy activist.
As the first-elected APC National Chairman, he led the party to victory, ousting the failed PDP 16 years reign in Nigeria.
Chief Odigie-Oyegun in his general conduct; progressive and patriotic devotion to duty has deservedly earned the title of an elder statesman.
We join family, friends, associates and other well-wishers in praying for a long, continuously rewarding and healthy life as he continues to contribute to the growth of our great Party and national development.
Mr. Yekini Nabena
Ag. National Publicity Secretary