The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has denied the recent claim by a national leader of the party, Asiwaju Tinubu that he was trying to sabotage the reconciliatory assignment entrusted in him by President Muhammadu Buhari.
CRISNG recalls that Tinubu had in the said claim alleged plans by Oyegun to frustrate his task of reconciling aggrieved members of the ruling party.
“Instead of being a bulwark of support as promised, you positioned yourself in active opposition to the goal of resuscitating the progressive and democratic nature of APC,” Tinubu had said in the letter.
But reacting to Tinubu’s letter on Friday, Oyegun denied the sabotage claim, noting that Tinubu has his full backing on the assignment.
He however, did not address specific allegations raised against him by Tinubu in the said letter.
According to him, “I thank you for your letter dated February 21, 2018, for your prayers and good wishes for my health. I wish you the same and pray that our good God keeps you strong and grants you His peace,” the APC Chairman wrote in the letter dated February 23.
“Let me once again formally congratulate you on the peacemaking assignment Mr. President has entrusted you with.
“It is most challenging but I believe you will ultimately justify the confidence reposed in you by Mr President. In this, you have my fullest support.”
The copies of Oyegun’s letter were sent to Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker Yakubu Dogara, all of whom Tinubu also copied in his letter.