APC Crisis: Why I won’t respond to Tinubu now – Oyegun

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The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, John Oyegun, has said he would not immediately react to a scathing allegation leveled against him by a former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu.

Mr. Oyegun said he would perhaps make his position clear after the Edo State election on Wednesday.

Mr. Tinubu came down hard on Mr. Oyegun in a lengthy statement Sunday evening, accusing the party chairman of betrayal and fraud. He also rejected the unofficial “national leader” title conferred on him by the party members.

“Evidently, some errant members believe promises and vows are mere words to be easily spoken and more easily broken.

“Chairman John Oyegun has breached these good pledges in a most overt and brazen display,” Mr. Tinubu said. “In doing so, Oyegun has dealt a heavy blow to the very party he professes to lead. It is an awful parent who suffocates his own child for the sake of a few naira.”

Mr. Oyegun played down Mr. Tinubu’s statement in a brief exchange with reporters in Benin, the Edo State capital, saying he would rather focus on the gubernatorial election that is underway across the state.

“We don’t want to lose focus and I know Asiwaju also wants us to win because we all have worked hard for this,” Mr. Oyegun said. “But may be after Edo elections, after we must have emerged victorious, we may speak on some of the issues raised.”

Mr. Oyegun, nonetheless, denied the allegations as raised by Mr. Tinubu.

“All I can say now is that most of the things said in the papers about me are not true. I have always believed in internal democracy, that the credibility of primaries must be taken seriously,” he said.

Mr. Oyegun said considering the position of Mr. Tinubu in the APC, he would have to make wider consultation before issuing a response even after the election in Edo.

“Asiwaju is a well-respected leader of our party so, I cannot be seen speaking evil against him. I have to consult properly with other leaders of the party before we make any definite statement,” Mr. Oyegun said.

Supporters Mr. Oyegun and Mr. Tinubu have queued behind the two politicians in the standoff.

On Monday evening, the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, Timi Frank, joined Mr. Tinubu and openly called for Mr. Oyegun’s resignation, accusing him lacking leadership qualities.

“As far as I am aware, APC under Oyegun has not been able to resolve one crisis in this party,” Mr. Frank said.

APC United Front, a pressure group of politicians from the Northeast Zone of the party, on Tuesday warned Mr. Tinubu not to allow his “selfish interest” to destroy the party.

The group described Mr. Oyegun as “honest, dedicated, committed, and God fearing”.

The crisis has generated conversations about the future of the ruling party, and the likelihood of it imploding barely three years after it was established, and over a year after winning the presidential election.


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  • vagabonds in power

    The Edos declared openly to all who cared to listen to them—- recently that they are not from Ife-in the South West—————–That the Yorubas are the ones who migrated from Benin City to Ife———————–We are waiting to see who would blink first-between Oyegun and Tinubu-Whether it is the Edos from Dohomey-in the Republic of Benin-or the Yoruba Saros from Freetown—Sierra Leon-ati Togo—Sadly when Tinubu was selling his Yoruba folks to the Fulanis from Mali and Senegal we warned him to be careful-but greed would not allow him see the road blocks ahead of him—while he was busy doing all to destroy Jonathan——–If he had only listened to the voice of wisdom from Awo–if and only if—the Fulanis would not have used Oyegun against him—————–Aware the Fulanis from Mali and Chad have never liked the Yorubas——————no matter how ———they often pretend to love them——when together in their Mosques——–Now the same Fulanis quietly yearn for the Tinubus via Oyegun———-In spite of warnings from Awo for his tribesmen the Yorubas——–not to bow down to the Fulanis—from Mali and Senegal—–But the Yoruba traitors led by Tinubu preferred to align with the Fulanis than their Arigbo ati Ilaje Ijaw–brothers————-who have been with them Yorubas for centuries in the South West——————–Separation is the only way out—-not this fake roforofo fight—-between tinubu ati oyegun from the Republic of Dahomey Kingdom————

  • Ggbolahan Akinjare

    Premium Times Editor,

    APC should hiss and ignore Bola Tinubu

    JOHN OYEGUN has no reason to reply at all. There’s nothing for him to reply.
    Bola Tinubu does not say anything worth replying. He’s just dictating to APC party.
    The APC party must firstly ignore Bola Tinubu’s dictation and then ignore it entirely.
    Bola Tinubu is like a hypocrite who did all the things he asks others to resign of doing.
    That’s pure nonsense which should be ignored and rejected with a hiss simultaneously.

  • ojays

    omi ti gbe leyin igbin re. the water is dried up behind his snail. he can go and form another party.

  • ed

    Oyegun is product of Tinubu that came back to stabbed him in the back. President Buhari is the beneficiaries of Tinubu hard work.
    Tinubu is now on the outside of the house he contributed more than anyone else to build looking in.

    • yepiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

      So what–did MKO Abiola not assist the Fulanis–to impose—————Shagari on us———-?———-Tinubu—–is a case of ( fly wey no hear advice-na him dey follow dead body go inside grave———)———-The Fulnis are playing to send him to jail————yepiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

  • vagabonds in power

    The Edos declared openly to all who cared to listen to them—- recently that they are not from Ife-in the South West—————–That the Yorubas are the ones who migrated from Benin City to Ife———————–We are waiting to see who would blink first-between Oyegun and Tinubu-Whether it is the Edos from Dohomey-in the Republic of Benin-or the Yoruba Saros from Freetown—Sierra Leon-ati Togo—Sadly when Tinubu was selling his Yoruba folks to the Fulanis from Mali and Senegal we warned him to be careful-but greed would not allow him see the road blocks ahead of him—while he was busy doing all to destroy Jonathan——–If he had only listened to the voice of wisdom from Awo–if and only if—the Fulanis would not have used Oyegun against him—————–Aware the Fulanis from Mali and Chad have never liked the Yorubas——————no matter how ———they often pretend to love them——when together in their Mosques——–Now the same Fulanis quietly yearn for the Tinubus via Oyegun———-In spite of warnings from Awo for his tribesmen the Yorubas——–not to bow down to the Fulanis—from Mali and Senegal—–But the Yoruba traitors led by Tinubu preferred to align with the Fulanis than their Arigbo ati Ilaje Ijaw–brothers————-who have been with them Yorubas for centuries in the South West——————–Separation is the only way out—-not this fake roforofo fight—-between tinubu ati oyegun from the Republic of Dahomey Kingdom————

  • ayobamiba

    This was a post I did about 6 months ago,it is good that I repost it at this time in case Yoruba could have a rethink before they start wearing wrapper,blouses and gele to cross the border into another round of exile.
    “Many half baked and hollow minded free education products will never see the danger that majority of Nigerians are seeing in this games going on in Nigeria. When a nation sins greatly against God,He send to them wicked leaders to sting and torment them.Yoruba Ronu ,another 1994 – 1998 is in display right now.was it not the same game that is playing out with different players? Yoruba betrayed shonekan,called him every unprintable vile names ever heard like lame duck etc and preferred a reclusive and utterly destructive sanni abacha to a gentle shonekan who would have used his interim government to deal with the structures that brought the annulment of June 12 and conduct a true Democratic election for Nigeria. Yoruba preferred abacha because he gave them false promises and when they saw oladipo diya in the place of Aikomhomo,they saw olarewaju,etc they said this is our government .all the evil that abacha was doing against Nigerians especially igbos were been hailed as good until the table turned and the hunter became the hunted.the rest is now history. I say again, Yoruba,remember abacha. when you are standing in support of evil,know ye that evil is infectious. When you are supporting tyranny , remember your experience with abacha. a stitch in time saves eleven .is saraki today,tomorrow it may be thiefnub and next tomorrow it may be osibandade.a stitch in time saves ten .warned you when you were robing this masquerade, I warn you again. Danger not yet averted.Yoruba ronu ,before it is too late.”

    • Proudly Nigerian

      nonsense…we have only individual interests in Nigerian politics. hence the lack of development in the north ,east ,west or south.

      • Burning Spear

        The guy is right on the spot with his unique views on the ongoing crisis among the Apes in APC–Yes the target is tinubu with his troubled mouth——But the issue here is that Tinubu knows how to use the media to fight his battles very well—Nonetheless it is shame that the Yorubas never learn from history–I do not know why—from their operation wetie in the south wert to the murder of abiola and his wife kudirat ati bola ige–the yorubas never learn——-they never–the same people who used federal government bombs to kill ijaws in ikorodu–are now falling out qwith the Yorubas

        • Proudly Nigerian

          APC, PDP, APGA, WWW, ZZZ all same wine different bottles The parties are filled with people with individual interests ,KALABARI ,HAUSA,IJAW,IBO,YORUBA. Look around Nigeria and see if any place is developed.Ethnic coloring is just been Arrogantly and passionately ignorant

  • Proudly Nigerian

    The champion of lagos thinks its the same ball game at the federal level, even ogun and oyo states barely tolerate the drunken muppet from lagos, Too many fellow looters at the federal level to think you can master all

  • Don Corleone

    FOR THOSE OF YOU WITH A THIRD EYE,YOU’D SEE THIS FIGHT IS NOT BETWEEN OYEGUN AND TINUBU BUT A BREWING FIGHT BETWEEN BUHARI AND TINUBU….LION OF BOURDILON ,LEADER OR WHATEVER YOU CALL YOURSELF,TAKE HEED,THEY ARE COMING AFTER YOU..MARK MY WORDS AND DO NOT SAY I DIDNT WARN YOU.

    • aisha ani

      I still can’t believe Tinubu did not see this coming, he did not even need a soothsayer.

    • Yahuza Sani Sagagi

      You didn’t see it well.
      First whose interest is APC United Front protecting?

      It is a fight between democracy and “democrats”

      • Don Corleone

        BLIND MAN,YOUR SO CALLED APC UNITED IS PROTECTING THE INTEREST OF A SELECT FEW..OPEN YOUR EYES AND DON’T FEIGN IGNORANCE…YOU CANT LIE TO YOURSELF..ASK DASUKI AND NNAMDI KANU TO TELL YOU HOW DEMOCRATIC YOUR UNITED FRONT IS…ANYWAYS ,THE FRONT IS UNITED AND THATS WHY AMEACHI AND TINUBU ARE NOT IN JAIL..GET IT!

  • Aminu Baba

    They have not been fortunate with party leadership. Their party chairmen , right Fromm 1998, apart from the brief period of Mahmud Waziri, have always been docile and sometimes, outrightly timid. Look at them; from Edwin Ume-Ezeoke to Tony Momoh, Yusuf Garba Ali, down to Don Etiebet and Ogbonnaya Onu. Thank God, Tom Ikhimi lost the elections, he would have made the worst party chairman in the history of political parties in Nigeria