How I Resisted Moves To Force Aspirants Into Consensus – Oyegun
The successful Presidential primaries of the All Progressives Congress(APC) has come and gone but not many know the role played by the party’s national Chairman to ensure its success.
APC National Chair, Chief John Odigie Oyegun Wednesday said he ignored several attempts by some stakeholders of the party to compel presidential aspirants to submit to consensus arrangement.
Oyegun who bared his mind while receiving the interim report of the presidential convention committee from its Chairman, Dr. Kayode Fayemi said he rather choose to allow the aspirants to go ahead and slug it out in a competitive transparent primary election.
“So many efforts were made to get me to call the aspirants together and arm twist them into stepping down for each other and I resisted it and said, no, we are going to organise a transparent convention so that whoever looses will have no excuse in the world,” he said.
On why he supported the primary election as against the consensus process, Oyegun said he wanted the party to showcase one of the best presidential primaries in the history of the country.
He described the organisation of the convention as very outstanding that once the party is able build on the momentum that has been reached, victory will be within the reach of the party.
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