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Oyegun Debunks Alleged Plot To Remove Him From Office




NATIONAL Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has faulted speculations that there were plots to relieve him of his job.

Addressing reporters at the National Secretariat of the party in Abuja yesterday, he however admitted that he would be embarking on 10 days break to take a rest after which he would return to work.

Oyegun said his deputy from the South, Segun Oni, an engineer, would take his place during the period.  

He expressed surprise that a section of the media cashed in on his brief absence from office on Monday this week to insinuate that there was trouble within the ranks of the party.

Justifying why he had to embark on the short break, he said: “I have been chairman for going to two years and it has been very intense building the party and a very intense period putting government together up to this point. All that has happened is that
I think I deserve a bit of a break and that will start effective Monday and in my absence my deputy here, Segun Oni, will cover my beat. It is that simple; it is that straightforward. Any speculation about not being in the office is of no consequence. 

“On Tuesday I was down with malaria, I managed on Wednesday to attend that crucial meeting at the Presidency. Yesterday, I had to go to the hospital just to be sure and today I am at work, full stop.

“So please, please, please I know the press is supposed to be imaginative and steer the news but not when there is really nothing to steer. It is that simple. It will be for just 10 working days (two weeks). So if you start counting from Monday, you should know when I’ll be back.”

On the parley by chieftains of the APC and top government functionaries at the presidential villa, Oyegun said discussions centred on how to move the nation forward as against speculations that the talks primarily centred on his removal from office.

Oyegun, who insisted that President Muhammadu Buhari’s foreign trips would surely yield dividends, stated that both the meeting of the Board of Trustees (BOT) and the National Caucus of the party would take place on March 22 and 24, this year respectively.

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