El-Rufai, 7 other APC governors accuse Oyegun of taking bribe, ask him to resign

 Eight governors of the All Progressives Congress, APC, have asked the party’s national chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, to resign over the current leadership crisis rocking the National Assembly. 

According to reports, the governors gave the quit notice to Oyegun on Tuesday after accusing him of collecting bribe. 

The governors include; Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna), Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola (Osun), Abubakar Sani Bello (Niger), Senator Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo), Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi), Abubakar Badaru (Jigawa), Adams Oshiomhole (Edo), and Tanko Al-Makura (Nasarawa), who were at the party’s National Secretariat yesterday.

 Oyegun met the governors after he was excused at a meeting of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC). At the end of the meeting with Oyegun, when newsmen approached the governors for comment, they declined to speak. 

They simply entered their vehicles and left the party’s secretariat. The party’s national publicity secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, when contacted for comments, simply said he could not explain what happened since he was not part of the meeting. 

He said, “I am not privy to what the governors came to discuss with the national chairman in his office. But I can assure you that they did not come to ask him to resign.” However, another member of the NWC, who spoke to Daily Trust on telephone after the meeting, said the governors came to see the chairman on behalf of others in order to find a lasting solution to the crisis confronting the party, pointing out that the party’s committee on the crisis had reached some decisions after series of meetings. 

He added that a letter would be drafted and sent to the National Assembly to convey the party’s position. It would be recalled that the APC deputy national publicity secretary, Mr Timi Frank, had earlier called for the resignation Oyegun over his handling of the National Assembly leadership election crisis. 

Last Friday, Chief Odigie-Oyegun endorsed the emergence of Senator Saraki as Senate President and Mr Yakubu Dogara, Speaker, the House of Representatives. He held meetings with Saraki and Dogara at his residence in Abuja on Monday.

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  1. Please, dont say it a liar but my eyes was far from the reality. However, if it was reel then OYEGUN merit a lapidation instead of the resignation call.