Saturday, 10 March 2018

APC Vice Chairman, accuses Oyegun of making decisions in favour of moneybags, frustrating Tinubu

A member of the National Working Committee, NWC, of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Hilliard Eta has attacked the leadership of the party.

According to him, important decisions are now taken in favour of moneybags, accusing the John Odigie-Oyegun led NWC of frustrating the reconciliation committee headed by former Lagos Governor, Bola Tinubu.

Eta, who is the APC National Vice Chairman South South, was addressing journalist on the crisis rocking the Cross River chapter at the party’s Secretariat in Abuja on Friday.

According to him, “In my place, we have a saying that when a lizard falls into a ditch, it becomes a plaything for the fowl. The party has now become a play thing between the National Chairman and the National Organizing Secretary. Anybody who has money can procure anything”, he said.

He also accused the party’s Deputy National Chairman, South, Engr. Segun Oni of complicity in the matter.

His accusations came days after a national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu wrote the National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, accusing him of being a hitch to his peace process.

According to him, what was expected of the party leadership was to have given all the necessary support to the reconciliation committee headed by Tinubu.

“From all intents and purposes, these issues are orchestrated…you know, the Asiwaju committee was constituted just a few days ago and these issues have been hanging on Cross River state since the appointment of the Minister.

“The question that you will now ask is how come that immediately after the Asiwaju Bola Tinubu committee was constituted by the president, the National Chairman, the Deputy National Chairman, South and the National Organizing Secretary became so much in a hurry, so much interested and so much aggressive in their attempt to have this all-important chairman that they could not have in more than two years. What is the purpose?”

Explaining further, he said, “There was a consensus in the Cross River state chapter that we should have a congress to bring in a substantive chairman since the erstwhile chairman had been appointed as the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs.

“That was the agreement by the people of Cross River state and based on that, I wrote on behalf of the zone to the National Working Committee NWC to give the zone the authority to conduct a congress to that effect and the NWC said I should liaise with the office of the National Organizing Secretary (headed by Sen. Osita Izunaso) for that purpose.”

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