17 Governors plot to remove Odigie-Oyegun as APC chairman
…Oyegun’s camp blame Oshiomhole for his travails
The All Progressives Congress (APC) is facing a crisis, with 17 Governors plotting to remove John Odigie-Oyegun as the National Chairman.
The Governors are reportedly angry, that Oyegun has been running the party with only seven of their colleagues.
They are expected to table their grievances at the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting on October 31 and pass a vote of no confidence in Oyegun.
The Governors are believed to have spoken to President Muhammadu Buhari on their decision to reject Oyegun’s leadership, while Oyegun’s supporters have fingered former Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole’s backers as part of the plot.
“Ahead of the NEC meeting of APC next week, there is tension in the party. About 17 of the 24 governors are unhappy with the national chairman. They are plotting to withdraw their support for him, unless he carries all of them along,” a source told The Nation.
In Oyegun’s corner are Governors Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna); Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano); Mohammed Abubakar (Bauchi); Rochas Okorocha (Imo); Solomon Lalong (Plateau); Yahaya Bello (Kogi) and Samuel Ortom (Benue).