APC distances self from Buhari’s controversial board appointments  

John Odigie-Oyegun, APC Chairman

The national chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC, John Oyegun, has said the party should not be blamed for the controversy that trailed President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent board appointments as it was not fully involved in the process.

The chairman, while speaking with journalists on Saturday in Abuja, said the appointments had caused enough controversy.

The Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, recently announced the appointment of 209 board chairpersons and 1,258 board members.

In the appointments, PREMIUM TIMES reported how names of deceased persons were included, others duplicated and a few non-members of the ruling APC included.

The presidency has since owned up to the anomalies in the list, saying the errors would be corrected.

Also, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and other Nigerians described the appointments as an unpardonable national embarrassment and avoidable.

Mr. Oyegun said the party was involved in the early stage of the process but was not consulted at the end, ”otherwise some of the fully obvious problems in that list wouldn’t have been there.”

He urged the presidency to consult it in any future amendments to the list so as to avoid other anomalies.

“The list has caused enough controversy. It is pretty obvious that that the party was not involved in the final completion of the list.

“We demanded that that every state send nominees’ names to the committee set up for that but between then and now a lot has happened. People have changed parties, people have died, three governors who were not there before are now with us.

“It is my hope that we will be fully involved in review that has to now take place,” he said.

He also spoke on the delay in the holding of convention by the party which has been criticised by many.

“We are going to have our convention. We will kickstart with the caucus and NEC. This will be done at the end of the month give or take then we will go through the processes of congresses,” he said.

The chairman equally spoke on some strides made by the APC-led government.

“Power will continue to improve not just in its generation but in distribution. The Buhari’s administration has stabilised the situation, it has firmed up the capacity to distribute. We are firmly in the process of feeding ourselves,” he added.


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  • kanen

    That implies Buhari is no longer APC.
    That’s ironical and deceptive.

  • Sheikh Messi

    Sai baba has been left out in the cold.
    Failure is truly an orphan.
    Allah seriki!

  • Sheikh Messi

    Looks like the job description of Kay soyemi, tundeFart/julius/tunsj/usher/man enough, Rommel, amazing2012, Maria, womanLeader/olatubosun/frontman/nightcrawler and other BMC members has changed.
    They don’t come out to defend their gOD anymore? Or is the embarrassment so much they are on the run?? I didn’t think those guys have shame.
    I guess they are being owed too? Una wehdone ooO!

    • Epsilon_Delta

      They are using other names now… White-cane, Mogadishu, etc.

      • Yego V

        And whatever name a pig gives himself, it remains a pig and DIRTY.

    • Yego V

      Don’t mind the fools. Their oga’s lie has caught up with them. Lai used their stipends to chop Senegal jolof.

    • Pawa2

      I guess they are not as petty as you, and only comment on issues that have considerable national significance. Also, why would they go about shouting when they know they are firmly in charge? Think about it.

  • Bassey Frank

    Yeye people!

  • Yego V

    The best drama to watch is that of fools fighting. Laurel and Hardy would be proud of APC successors

  • man

    looks like they rushed the appointments. is it because nigerians complain of marginalistion????

  • emmanuel

    Buhari was rejected by God since February 2017 and there is nothing anybody can do about it. I have said it severally, but lot of people would not believe.
    Ask why he had to survive? God did that to shame a “man of God” who has also fallen out of grace with God and wanted to take the glory of Buhari’s death (during the ailment). Meanwhile, God was also not done with Nigeria, in terms of the remainder of the afflictions and punishment on the nation.
    Wait and see the rest of his days, how Nigerians go chop stone. But he too will eventually leave the stage a depressed man.

  • emmanuel

    Onike24, Mosaku, KaySoyemi, Wahala, Ola, Mumuola, Arowojobe Awosan pokipoki, Tundemess, Rommel (the mumu from Shara Desert), Pastor Adeboye, Thiefnubu, Jega, Obama, Oshomonkey, Amaechi, Fashola, etc una cup don full

    • Sam


  • loveNigeria

    Why all these Noise about board inaugurations we are talking of 209 board chairpersons and 1,258 members (1467). PDP are FOOLS and not intelligent, now who on earth would be calling each name to confirm if alive or not after the list has been compiled by former SGF. I think PDP or anybody blaming PMB or APC are insane.

  • Mizch

    Fellow Nigerians, if I must die before President Buhari appoints me, let it be now, so that I go and deal with the RODENTS that sacked him from office. In a country of the absurd, a General ran away from Rodents!!!

  • Mizch

    Pa Oyegun’s remarks speak volume. Nigeria is under a dictator who does not CONSULT even the party that elected him. Besides, it is a government run by self-righteous grandfathers whose memories are not very active. Nigeria ntooooh!

  • Izedomi Ohirein

    The problem with APC government is that soon after winning the elections , Buhari seized power at Aso Rock as if he worn the election alone.
    He allowed Saraki and PDP to seize the Senate.
    Some rogue APC members also seized the House of Representatives.
    Buhari fell ill and people started doing their things.
    Now that he seems to have recovered and trying to mend fences, he deserves our support to make things right for APC. Consolidate on the war against corruption, fighting smugglers, armed and Robbers.
    We can compell him to ban open grazing to restrict fulani herdsmen infested by killers.
    Normadic cattle rearing methods are Primitive, destructive and unproductive. He needs to be educated.
    There used to be open grazing in London. Only a mad will suggest that they should bring it back today.
    God help those lead by the blind.

    • jbp zeek

      When will people like you ever learn

      • Izedomi Ohirein

        You haven’t said anything but try to deride me.
        Please make sure point.

    • Solomon Brown

      Keep making excuses for Boohari’s ineptitude, you are sure to end up over a cliff with all those who choose to follow a blind leader.

      • Izedomi Ohirein

        They are not excuses, but analysis of the way I see things on the ground.
        It will help if you could come up with a superior argument instead of accusing me of making excuses for the man elected by Nigeria as their president.

        • Solomon Brown

          Your assesment is wrong, Buhari was a wrong choice, stop lying to yourself, this presidency is GIGO. You can follow him to Daura come 2019, since you love him so much.

          • Izedomi Ohirein

            You must learn to respect the democratic choice of Nigeria.
            Give him a chance and criticise them obviously.
            Please stop closing your mind to reasoning.
            I cannot leave my Edo to anywhere in Nigeria.

          • Solomon Brown

            Give it a break, the man has performed poorly . Na until you see blood before you start to see things as they really are? Stop with the pandering abeg.

          • Izedomi Ohirein

            Give Buhari a chance.
            He is not to blame for falling ill, the fall in oil prices and Ijaw pipelines vandals who reduced oil outputs by 60 %.
            You are being unfair and unreasonable blaming Buhari.