The All Progressives Congress internal crisis still continues despite winning the Edo State gubernatorial election as the call for the chairman’s resignation lingers on. Following the call made by the part’s National Leader Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, other party faithfuls have in same way called out the chairman even as he lost his polling unit to the main opposition, the People’s Democratic Party.
Making same call for his resignation is Hon Segun Olulade (Epe Constituency II), a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly. The lawmaker believes that the chairman’s time was up even as he was unable to win votes from his polling unit and even his local government.
In a signed press statement, the Epe lawmaker stated that the chairman should honorably tender his resignation letter to the party’s hierarchy since he openly claimed the party was not in agreement with the emergence of Godwin Obaseki as the party’s flag bearer and went ahead to work against the party during the election.
He said, “For, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, a man that calls himself the National Chairman of our party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), to have again lost his unit to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded Edo governorship election, it is high time he resigned as the party National Chairman.”
Olulade, who noted that the controversial party chairman also lost his polling unit in the 2015 Presidential election in the Edo State, insisted that “it is now obvious that Oyegun has been engaging in anti-party activities.
“We had the presidential election in March last year and the national Chairman of our party could not deliver his own unit for our party. I believe he should be in control of his own state but it is unfortunate that he could not even win his polling unit.
“There’s no gainsaying that Oyegun is not fit to lead our party; this is a man who openly declared that the leadership of the APC was not in support of the candidature of Obaseki after he won the primaries. He has however, demonstrated that his anti-party activities by delivering his polling unit to the PDP.
“Oyegun should as a matter of urgency tow the path of honour by tendering his resignation letter as the National Chairman of our party, to the party’s hierarchy. He is working against the party especially in his state. Such a man cannot take our party to the next level,” the statement read in part.
While congratulating Obaseki, the Governor-elect of Edo State on his victory at the poll, he noted that the people of Edo State have shown they believe in the APC and the good works that have been done by the incumbent Governor, Adams Oshiomhole.
“I am using this medium to congratulate Governor Oshiomhole for this victory. It is a victory for the people of Edo State; it is a victory for our party, the APC and it is a victory for Nigeria at large,” Olulade added.