By: AUSTIN OWOICHO, Abuja
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun on Friday received an outpouring of support from North Central leaders.
The leaders who met under the auspices of the North Central Political Leaders Forum (NCPLF) in Ilorin praised Oyegun for playing a leading role in the country’s democratic development, pushing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to near-irrelevancy and inspiring the grassroots.
“The APC National Chairman is building the party and acting responsibly. We are with the National Working Committee of the APC. We support Chief John Odigie-Oyegun” the leaders said.
They described Oyegun as “a focused leader with a tactical mind.”
The leaders in a statement signed by NCPLF Chairman, Alhaji Mustapha Adisa, commended the national chairman for bringing a different perspective, offering purposeful leadership, motivating Nigerians to vote along the lines of policies and party politics and filtering out distractions.
The leaders also praised the former governor of Edo State for promoting the party’s interest on a variety of fronts, running effective meetings and building consensus, despite sometimes strong differences of opinion and perspective.
“We are grateful to Oyegun for putting forward a positive agenda for the unity and expansion of APC. We are grateful to our national chairman for attracting enough support for our great party”.
Emphasizing that the national chairman is a leader with a dedicated work ethic, the leaders advised critics, particularly political officials, to stop playing spoiler or petty politics.
“Chief Odigie-Oyegun, a peacemaker, is living with a strong sense of integrity. His fundamental approach to administration is working for the party. He is interested in winning more elections and taking Nigeria to a higher level” the leaders added.