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No plans to remove Odigie-Oyegun as APC chairman, says Abdullahi


APC National Chairman John Odigie-Oyegun

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday debunked rumours that there were moves to remove the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun from office.

The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi, in an interview with The Guardian maintained that the party was not considering removing him from office.

He also stated that he was not aware of purported moves by the party to review its constitution and cancel its proposed national convention scheduled to hold on April 29 indefinitely.

“I also can’t confirm to you that the constitutional review committee has abandoned its assignment. But if anything changes, I will let you know but at this moment, I do not have any information on that,” he said.

Abdullahi was reacting to reports that the committee mandated to ensure the review of the party’s constitution abandoned its duties due to lack of funds.

The report also claimed that one of the APC governors from the Northwest zone, who was at the last meeting held with the National Working Committee (NWC) told Odigie-Oyegun to his face that his leadership of NWC cannot fix the convention date for 97 National Executive Committee (NEC) members.

Some party chieftains who spoke on the sidelines of the meeting last month hinted that the presidency and some governors had already resolved not to fund the party until the NWC tenure expires.

Meanwhile, there was pandemonium in Ibadan, Oyo State capital yesterday as two APC splinter groups engaged in a bloody protest over the recent political appointments made by Governor Abiola Ajimobi.

The groups were from the 10 local council areas in Oke-Ogun Area of the state. The clash, which took place in front of the government secretariat around 4.15pm, forced many civil servants to run helter-skelter to escape free cudgels from the politicians.

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