National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress ( APC) John Oyegun has described calls for him to resign by Bola Tinubu as harsh.
Speaking to State House Correspondents after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, yesterday, Oyegun said he has no rift with Tinubu, just a difference in opinions.
Oyegun said, there is no rift with Asiwaju we have difference in opinion, difference in perception and I think that is normal. Yes I agree that the nature of the statement was a bit harsh.
“The method of getting rid of a national chairman if that is what I will call it, are spelt out in the constitution. They don’t take place on the pages of newspapers.
On why the APC has not called for NEC to meet over these issues, Oyegun said it is proper for them to meet and they will all meet at the appropriate time.
Speaking on the picture between him and Asiwaju smiling on the pages of newspapers yesterday, the APC chairman said “Do they know how far back our association goes? Do they know that we were in the trenches together in the NSDECO days? Why can’t people who have mutual respect for each other have different opinions? All we hard was difference of opinions, yes it was expressed a bit harshly but that doesn’t remove the basic fact that we have worked together for a very long time.
On the Edo Elections, he said “well it was a hard fought election that was clear. Two things really,
it was more of a referendum first on the performance of the governor, second on the quality of our candidate and most importantly, given the economic situation it was an opportunity for us to measure the continued popularity and acceptability of our president. And what it indicated is that by and large the people of this country still have faith, confidence in the fact that if there is any one man that can fix their situation it is President Muhammadu Buhari.