Party Members Free To Express Contrary Opinion – Oyegun
National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Oyegun, has said that party members are free to express contrary opinion on the decision of the party’s National Executive Council (NEC), to extend the tenure of party executives at all levels.
Odigie-Oyegun said this while speaking with reporters in his office, in Abuja, on Wednesday.
Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, had while speaking to reporters in Abuja, late on Tuesday, said, “What has been done is a mere expression of interest. The power of the convention to extend tenure is exercised only by way of constitution amendment. The power of the NEC of our party cannot go beyond doing so by way of constitution amendment.
“Article 30 of the APC Constitution states: ‘This constitution and the schedules hereto, can be amended only by the National Convention of the party.”
However, Odigie-Oyegun explained that it was impossible for everyone to agree 100 per cent with the decision of the party’s NEC on this “sensitive political issue.”
The APC NEC at its meeting held in Abuja, on Tuesday, voted in favour of extending the tenure of the Odigie-Oyegun-led NEC and all elected and appointed party executives at all levels by 12 months.
Odigie-Oyegun said, “Well, I don’t want to talk on this sensitive political issue, suffice to say that whatever is happening; naturally, there will be a contrary view.
“So, it will be so difficult if you come out with total, 100 per cent unanimity but I think the reasons for not wanting to hold some of these elective congresses this year, is very clear.
“We have such mighty works to do (within) this one year and each one has the potential of causing crisis. It has always been like that, once there is an election, it always creates its own issue.”