Leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in South-South geopolitical zone have threw their weight behind the National Chairman of the party, John Odigie-Oyegun’s continuation in office.
According to them, Oyegun has advanced progressive ideas, supported the government and championed the rights of members of the APC.
They made their position known in a statement issued after a meeting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State yesterday.
The APC leaders praised Oyegun for having kept the ruling party in shape, treating everyone with fairness and strengthening the party at the grassroots.
Chairman South-South Front, SSF, Chief John Harry, in the statement, said the South-South leaders decided that Oyegun should continue as chairman of the ruling party because of his sterling performance.
They said, “Oyegun is an asset to Nigeria. He is a few steps ahead of other leaders. The ruling party is growing stronger and increasing in number.
“We agreed to task Oyegun with the job of managing the All Progressives Congress (APC) till 2022.
“The way forward for the ruling party is to retain Oyegun through consensus.
“Oyegun deserves credit for promoting democratic priorities, addressing challenging issues facing APC, protecting the interests of the Nigerian people and improving the standing of the ruling party.
“We are on track. The process of retaining Oyegun till 2022 is expected to be a formality.
“Oyegun has demonstrated how to overcome the challenges confronting the ruling party in the country.”
The Front continued, “What do you want Oyegun to learn from PDP. The party’s fortunes have plummeted. The opposition party is in disarray.
“It cannot heal itself. The party is hated by Nigerians for entrenching poverty, unemployment, corruption, insecurity and deprivation.
“The party has been shown the way out of government at the national level and will never return to power again.”