APC chieftains applaud Oyegun’s emergence as National Chairman

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ABUJA – The Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives (APC) has expressed satisfaction the emergence of Chief John Odigie-Oyegun as Chairman of the party.

Chairman of the party in the state, Akin Oke, said the state chapter would support Oyegun because he represented the ideals of the party.

“We are satisfied the of Oyegun as APC chairman.

“He is a democrat and a man of vision on whose shoulder the party would navigate the ship of Nigeria state to designated harbour.

“He was the most acceptable among candidates that vied for the .

“We have confidence in him because we worked him in the days of Social Democratic Party. We were satisfied his leadership quality.’’

Oke further said Oyegun was best suited to take over from the immediate past Interim Chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande.

“At this point in the party, we someone who has a similar ideology with Akande and who will sabotage the party’s tenets.’’

Mr Kunle Oyatomi, Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy of APC in ,  congratulated the party’s national and delegates for their maturity in its just-concluded convention.

This is conveyed in a statement he issued to the in Osogbo on Saturday.

The statement said those who had doubted the success of the convention would now have a rethink in view of a job well done.

According to him, the party is now on course to spearhead a democratic revolution for a positive change in the country.

“The party has scaled through the hurdle of putting together a formidable national executive led by the former Governor of Edo State, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun.

“The task ahead now is to marshal a plan to assume the mantle of leadership at the centre through a democratic process come 2015.

“With the success of the party’s convention in Abuja on , internal democratic process has gained a firm foothold.

“The leadership consensus building approach to solving difficult issues has also matured significantly,’’ the statement said.

Oyegun emerged at the first national convention held in Abuja on .

He contested against former Gov Timipre Silva of Bayelsa, and Chief Tom Ikimi, a chieftain of the party. (NAN)