Ondo 2016: Odigie-Oyegun Denies Tinubu’s Fraud AllegationFeatured, Latest News, Politics Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
EDO, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has denied allegation of disrespect to democratic norms and principles leveled against him by the party’s National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
The former Lagos State Governor Monday accused Chief Oyegun of injustice, partiality and manipulation – for him to have submitted the winner of the September 3, APC Ondo Governorship primary, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), despite the recommendation by the primary Appeal Committee, that the exercise be cancelled.
.Asiwaju Tinubu alleged that Chief Oyegun requested the National working Committee (NWC) members to put the matter up for prayers, during which he sneaked out of the office and forwarded Akeredolu’s name to INEC as the APC Governorship candidate for the November poll.
However, the National Chairman of the ruling party said Tinubu’s allegations were unfounded and wrong. He admitted that the former Lagos helmsman deserves respect, therefore would not disparage him.
Chief Oyegun said once it is time for him to talk, if necessary, he would give the details, but for now, he would not, due to the Edo State Governorship election, which was rescheduled for Wednesday, September 28, 2016.
The former Edo State Governor, reiterated that the big task before the APC for now was to win the less than 24 hours poll, noting that this was a fact that is obvious to every party’s stakeholder, including Asiwaju Tinubu.
Recall, some APC Governorship aspirants including Mr. Olusola Oke, Senator Ajayi Borrofice, Dr. Olusegun Abraham alleged tampering with the delegates’ register, an act which was allegedly masterminded by the winner, Akeredolu (Aketi) and gave him an edge over other aspirants.
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