Tension: Presidency and John Oyegun in fresh fight

Welcome to another round of verbal warfare in the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. Some weeks ago, it was APC’s national leader (Tinubu) and APC’s national chairman (Oyegun).

They debated on everything except the issues. All arguments was centered on self-interest rather than national interest.

The Dems, of course, and their minions in the media are hyping this story for obvious reasons.

As if Oyegun’s banter with Bola Tinubu was not enough, the all-knowing Oyegun has locked horns with the Presidency.

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He choose a wrong pick in the person of Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Mr. Babachir Lawal.

Babachir, a close associate and distant relative of President Buhari, has accused the National Working Committee, led by Oyegun, of not doing enough to resolve the crisis in Delta state chapter.

The SGF was, before his appointment, National Vice-Chairman of the ruling APC in the North-East.

At a meeting in the SGF’s office, Lawal reportedly lambasted Oyegun for watching as crises lingered in several state chapters of the party.

Present at the meeting were party heavy-weights like Dr. Kachikwu, Senator Francis Okpozo, Chief Great Ogboru, Chief Ayiri Emami and Victor Ochei.

The National Working Committee, NWC, was represented by Engr. Segun Oni while South-South Chairman, Chief Hilliard Eta was absent.

However, the factional chairman of Delta APC, Prophet Erue Jones and the party’s 2015 governorship candidate, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, were absent.

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The crisis in the party degenerated about 18 months ago when the Jones-led executive was declared illegal upon a court action filed by Okotie-Eboh.

“You have to take charge of the party, Kachikwu.

“We cannot leave the party in the hands of those people,” Lawal reportedly told Kachikwu.

“Peace and progress cannot be held down because of a few people. How many are they?”

Kachikwu, in response, was said to have taken offence at insinuations that he failed to show leadership.

He, however, promised the gathering to do more in resolving the crisis.