South-West youths on Sunday put up a spirited defence of the character and integrity of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, describing him as a modernizer with an uncommon vision.
“Odigie –Oyegun’s politics is driven by character and integrity” they said.
The youths heaped praises on Oyegun for protecting the rights of everyone who seeks an elective office in the executive and legislature.
The youths in a statement in Akure applauded Oyegun for the dignity, diligence and dedication he has demonstrated in his duties as national chairman.
“Chief Odigie-Oyegun is a principled, forthright and articulate politician’.
They accused the former governor of Lagos State, Senator Bola Tinubu and the deputy publicity secretary of the party, Mr. Timi Frank of working hard to destroy the party.
Signed by the Chairman, South-West APC Youth Forum, Dr. Yinka Afolabi, the youths distanced themselves from those calling on the national chairman to resign.
“What we have in APC is a leadership imbued with a sense of mission and a clear appreciation of the aspirations of the members” the youths said.
They also called on the deputy national publicity secretary, members of the Lagos State House of Assembly and other critics of Oyegun to find more constructive things to do rather than spending time and resources on maligning an honest leader who is doing his best for the party and the country.
They stressed the need for unity among the leaders so that the party can win the Ondo State governorship election.
“Ondo State cannot afford to be sentenced to another four years of ineptitude, drift and purposelessness” the youths added.