National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to the rumours making round that that he wanted to be the next Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) under President Muhammadu Buhari, saying he has never solicited for other position other than National Chairman.
Oyegun who was also reacting to the alleged dellay of ministerial list by President Buhari told journalists to day that the President has the right to consult as widely as possible, saying he might pick people within the party and outside the party, because it is his prerogative and the party cannot question that.
“I have not in anyway, in capital letters and underlined, solicited for any position other than the national chairmanship of APC. I think I am clear enough, isn’t it? And nobody has approached me on that he is considering me either on that position or another.”
“There is absolutely no dispute between the party and the president. We agreed that we shall use all manner of people: politicians, technocrats, all manner of people, even if not politicians, who can deliver and who subscribe passionately to the agenda of the president, to move this country forward, irrespective of where the people come from; irrespective of whether the person is a card-carrying members of the party. What is important is the qualification of the person and the ability of the person to deliver on the ideas of Mr. President.
“What we are interested is in the ability of the people to bring up the ideas that will help Mr. President achieve the set objectives and the ability to deliver on what the President wants.
“Secondly, this is an executive function and the President has the right to consult as widely as possible. This means he might pick people within the party; people outside the party. It is a prerogative the President should exercise and we cannot question that. We are quite happy about the way he is proceeding.