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APC congress: Northern leaders endorse Oyegun, give reasons

Some leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, from North-East, North-West and North-Central, on Tuesday, endorsed the incumbent National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, ahead of the national convention.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.

In a statement in Dutse, Bwari, Abuja, and forwarded to Our Reporter, 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.

They described Oyegun’s performance in four years as exciting, adding that the party under his leadership existed as a united political group.

The statement said, “A change of leadership is not on the cards. There is no surprise in the air. The dynamic national chairman is sure to win. We need to avoid deadlock

“The result of the APC chairmanship election won’t surprise anyone. APC is not a loose coalition of personal and sectional factions.

“The incumbent, Chief Oyegun will be reelected for the second time. Party faithful and their leaders in the north are certain of Oyegun’svictory.

“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.

“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.

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