Protesters at APC secretariat demand chairman Odigie-Oyegun’s removal

Protesters at APC secretariat demand chairman Odigie-Oyegun's removal
Protesters at APC secretariat demand chairman Odigie-Oyegun's removal

Ahead of the All Progressive Congress, APC, National Executive Committee, NEC, meeting, some protesters referred to as the “Save APC and Democracy youth Vanguard” on Monday, at the party’s national secretariat, demanded the removal of the party’s chairman, John Oyegun.

The group, whose members displayed various placards showing their discontent, also called for the audit of the party’s accounts.

The placards had several demands including: “Audit APC account now”, “No to non-elective convention”, “APC must support anti-corruption,” among others.

Amidst the protest, Mr. Oyegun arrived the secretariat. This led to more agitation by the protesters.

A leader of the group, Peter Oyewole, alleged that since the APC won the presidential election in 2015, the party’s financial records had not been audited and made public as required by law.

“Since 2015, the budget of APC has not been made public. Since 2015, the ruling party has not held a single meeting. These are enough to remove the National Chairman. We demand the removal of Oyegun now.

“We are also saying ‘enough is enough’ of imposition of candidates at all levels by Oyegun-led NWC that is currently going on in this party. In any party, where there is imposition, there cannot be fairness, any party where there is imposition, there cannot be equity. The imposition in APC today is just rubbishing the anti-corruption war of President Buhari.

The protesters, who alleged that Mr. Oyegun was corrupt, said he must be removed for peace to reign.

“If Odigie-Oyegun is not removed within the next one month, the APC youth will picket this national secretariat and make it a ‘no go area’ to everybody, staff, the officials and even the security staff will be chased out.”

When asked if the group is known the party, Mr. Oyewole responded that, “this is a democracy whereby many wings can grow up to push for the interest of many.”

No official of the party addressed the protesters and neither Mr. Oyegun not the party’s spokesperson, Bolaji Abdullahi, has reacted to the protester’s claims. Mr. Abdullahi did not pick or return calls made to him on the matter.


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  • Mizch

    Monkey be monkey despite the bush it is moved

  • James Edward

    For those who said they have a messiah that will eradicate corruption and make Nigeria a better place, I hope they are happy with the direction of the buhari govt? How educated and reasonable people will elect an illiterate and dictator in the 21st century beats imagination! Only black people, especially Nigerians are capable of that.

    Despite their much trumpeted education and smartness, Nigerians have by electing buhari shown they are the most backward black society today.

    • KELLOGGS

      The worst of all, and this is surprising even to me, that Nigerians in 2017 can watch a man kill their brothers and sisters who happen to be Shiites, and others Igbos, in broad daylight, in the hundreds, even thousands, extra-judicially, and they don’t ask any questions, NOT EVEN a single activist is worried about those killed, or those missing, and they carry on, only at times worried about “corruption”, it’s mind-boggling! There’s no country in the world that I have come across, no matter the divisions, where any one is entitled to send in soldiers to shoot unarmed civilians, no matter their protestations, and then such acts go with impunity, no one asking questions! Even Oyinbos that normally worry about other peoples’ headache don’t even care?

      Oh how low we’ve sunk! Shame! Shame!!

      • Gary

        I am at once heartened as I despair reading your lamentations about the callous disregard for the sanctity of life by the leaders and the people of Nigeria.

        I have long worried why just a handful of us seem outraged by the cold-blooded mass murder of citizens by their own elected government just for choosing to worship their God their own way.

        It’s nice to read another voice raised in disgust about why the life of the Nigerian is so cheap and worth far less than that of a house pet abroad.

        There would have been mass riots in America if the Police wantonly shot five dogs at once, no matter the threat or nuisance they posed.
        But Nigerian Army troops from the Ist Division in Kaduna launched a bloody two day operation to kill hundreds of unarmed and defenseless men, women and children for their their adherence to the Shiite sect of Islam. And that was just seven months after Buhari returned to rule Nigeria again as civilian President.

        And some still swear that this man is the epitome of integrity and moral rectitude.
        Simply mind-boggling to say the least.

        • KELLOGGS

          Very eloquently put. Thank you.