The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun on Tuesday received the endorsement of some APC leaders from North-East, North-West and North-Central.
“A change of leadership is not on the cards. There is no surprise in the air. The dynamic national chairman is sure to win,” the leaders said.
They also urged APC National leader and former governor of Lagos State, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu and other APC leaders in the South-West to back Oyegun’s candidacy.
“We need to avoid deadlock.”
In a statement in Dutse by the chairman of APC United Front, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa, the leaders praised Oyegun for unifying the ruling party, fostering collaboration and encouraging engagements that neither diminishes others moral worth.
“The result of the APC chairmanship election won’t surprise anyone.”
Calling his performance in four years exciting, the leaders said the APC under Oyegun’s leadership existed as a united political group.
“APC is not a loose coalition of personal and sectional factions.”
They hailed Oyegun for his flexible position on political issues, reconciliation of feuding political groups and his commitment to a greater Nigeria.
“The incumbent, Chief Oyegun will be reelected for the second time. Party faithful and their leaders in the north are certain of Oyegun’svictory.”
Specifically, they eulogized Oyegun for bringing unparalleled brilliance and unbridled patriotism to the chairmanship job.
“Oyegun is a stabilizing factor in Nigerian politics. His success in the convention will be based on his performance, popularity and honesty. Other aspirants do not pose serious danger to Oyegun. They have nothing to offer,” the leaders said.
They commended South-East and South-South APC leaders for supporting Oyegun.
“We don’t want a southern gang up against the north. We don’t want to be plunged into darkness. Oyegun, a role model and an icon, is held in reverence and affection by the vast majority of Nigerians. He believes in the course that seeks to prime humanity to loftier heights,” the leaders added.