APC Crisis: Opposition against Oyegun’s chairmanship thickens

oyegun-and-tinubuDeputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Timi Frank, has given the national chairman of the party, Chief John Oyegun, a 14-day ultimatum to resign his position for want of leadership quality.

Frank who had earlier demanded Oyegun’s resignation issued the latest ultimatum less than 24 hours after the national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu demanded Oyegun’s resignation.

Mr. Tinubu had anchored his own request on alleged betrayal of trust and manipulation of Ondo State APC primary results as reasons.

It was learnt that the call by Tinubu for Oyegun’s resignation had polarised the party with virtually all the supporters of the Asiwau Tinubu queuing up behind him.

Mr. Frank said Mr. Tinubu’s explosive statement Sunday night corroborated his earlier grievances with Mr. Oyegun.

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He said Mr. Tinubu’s statement also gave him another launch pad to demand the chairman’s ouster.

“The founding father of our party, the national leader of our party has concurred to my earlier call that Oyegun should resign as the national chairman. That should let you know that I foresaw what they didn’t see,” Mr. Frank said. “I am giving Oyegun 14 days from today to convene a NEC meeting to do so.

“I have started mobilising NEC members to ensure that the APC leadership is made to do the right thing and summon a NEC meeting.”

Mr. Frank said Mr. Oyegun had allegedly failed to show leadership in every crisis the party has faced since its formation three years ago.

“As far as I am aware, APC under Oyegun has not been able to resolve one crisis in this party.

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“Today now it is Tinubu that is shouting, I can bet you, more leaders will still speak out but if we don’t do anything  for this man to go.

“So, I want to throw my weight behind the call by Tinubu for the national chairman to resign because it has been my earlier position and I still stand by it,” Mr. Frank said.

Mr. Tinubu had cited alleged betrayal of trust and manipulation of Ondo State APC primary results as grounds for demanding Mr. Oyegun’s resignation.

Mr. Oyegun did not respond to calls for comment Monday night.