National leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu has demanded the resignation of the national chairman of the party, John Odigie-Oyegun who he accuses of derailing from the path of progressives.
In a Statement from his media office, Tinubu accused Oyegun of sabotaging democracy in Ondo State by overriding the decision of the appeal panel that asked for a fresh governorship primary after investigations showed that the delegates’ list used had been tampered with.
He alleged that Oyegun’s action in allegedly subverting the will of the people was not of his doing, saying he must have been under the influence of a “powerful clique.”
Tinubu who stated that the APC was now under threat of being suffocated by anti-democratic forces pretending to be progressives, said:
“The APC, a party born of the quest for democratic good governance, is under critical threat by those who managed to be in the party but never of it…the party was the embodiment of a democratic promise made between its members as well as a democratic vow made to the public…John Oyegun has breached these good pledges in a most overt and brazen display.”
He said he was shocked that after the NWC voted six against five to cancel the results and hold an honest primary, Oyegun, went on to submit the name of Rotimi Akeredolu to INEC as the candidate of the party.
While reviewing what transpired during the Ondo primary, he concluded that, “To rescue the party, Oyegun must go. He has shown that he and democratic fair play cannot exist in the same party at the same time.”