APC Chair says party working to end crisis, defends Lai Mohammed

Oyegun's 'United Voice' Against Rochas - By Onwuasoanya FCC Jones
Chief John Odigie Oyegun
Chief John Odigie Oyegun

> The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief
> John Oyegun, has assured that the party is working around the clock to
> resolve the crisis that has rocked it in recent times, to pave the way
> for the party to fulfill its campaign promises to Nigerians.
> ”The party has reached out to all interested parties, and when the
> National Assembly resumes next week, Nigerians will see one
> harmonious, happy APC family,” Chief Oyegun said in a statement he
> issued in Abuja on Friday.
> ”We owe it to our party, our teeming members and supporters and
> indeed all Nigerians who reposed so much confidence in us by voting us
> into office to quickly put the unfortunate incidents of the recent
> past behind us and forge ahead,” he said.
> In the meantime, the APC Chairman has risen to the defence of the
> party’s National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who is
> being vilified in his home state of Kwara for signing the statement
> conveying the party’s reaction to the election of the National
> Assembly leadership on June 9th.
> Chief Oyegun said Alhaji Lai Mohammed’s statement was issued with the
> knowledge and consent of the party, hence it would be wrong for anyone
> to make him a sacrificial lamb for carrying out his party
> responsibilities.
> ”The party is aware that its National Publicity Secretary has been
> grossly misunderstood by virtually everyone, especially in his state,
> just because he carried out his duty by signing the said statement by
> the party.
> ”At a personal risk and putting the party’s interest above his own,
> he issued that statement which reflected the position of the party at
> that particular time. The party is solidly behind him, and it will be
> wrong for anyone to interpret the statement as representing his
> personal opinion,” the APC Chairman said.
> Chief John Oyegun
> National Chairman
> All Progressives Congress (APC)



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