APC National leader, Tinubu in a communique on Sunday, call for the resignation of Oyegun for dismissing the report of Electoral Appeal Committee of the party which recommended cancellation of the primary following petitions by three of the aspirants – Chief Olusola Oke, Senator Ajayi Boroffice and Dr. Segun Abraham. In contrast to the committee recommendation, the National Working Committee of the party submitted Akeredolu’s name to the Independent National Electoral Commission as the candidate of the party for the forthcoming election.
According to purported report, Oyegun was quoted as follows:
Governor Oshiomhole is behind the call by Tinubu to remove me as Chairman. He accuses me of not doing enough for his governorship candidate. And I told him I am not happy with his style of politics. I am not in support of imposition because APC started the campaign against godfatherism. I am from Edo state and I am the national chairman of APC, I don’t like the way Oshiomhole manipulated Godwin Obaseki to emerge as Governor and Philip Shuaibu as Deputy Governor for the party in this election.
Other party leaders are not happy too. He forced these candidates on the party and we have to manage it well otherwise the party would have evaporated after the Edo primaries.
Governor Oshiomhole took his ill-conceived campaign. against me to Tinubu after the Kogi supreme Court ruling in favour of the governor our party brought out against some Tinubu’s candidate. We are in a new democratic order and we won’t allow scallywags and moneybags to hijack our party.
I cannot force Oshiomhole’s candidate on the party and on the people. Ondo is a different case entirely.