APC Not Involved In Board Appointments, Says Oyegun
National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Oyegun, has distanced the party from the compilation of Federal government’s appointment of nominees into boards of government agencies.
Oyegun stated this while speaking with journalists in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
He said this following controversy that trailed the list of appointments when it was discovered that about five dead people’s names were on the list.
“We have followed the issue of board appointments and I think that issue has raised a lot controversy already. The only thing I want to add is that it is pretty obvious that the party was not involved in the final stages of the compilation of that list.”
“Yes, we sent at the initial stage and I am talking of a period of two years ago. We demanded for every state to make 50 nominations which were sent to the committee in charge of the list for the purpose. They completed the initial exercise that time but since then a lot has happened.
“People have changed parties, people have died, we have three new governors that were not there when the list was compiled. Therefore, it was clear that there was obvious need for us to look at the final outcome of the exercise. But we are not fortunate to participate on that final stage otherwise it is quite clear such would not have occurred. It is my sincere hope that we will be fully involved in the review that has to now take place and any other exercise moving forward from this date,” he said.