You’re free to re-contest, APC governors tell Oyegun

Oyegun John Odigie-Oyegun

The All Progressives Governors Forum says the tenure of the John Odigie-Oyegun-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the party has ended.

This was announced after the governors elected on the All Progressives Congress (APC) platform reached a compromise with President Muhammadu Buhari at a meeting on Wednesday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

The governors, however, noted that Odigie-Oyegun and his NWC could seek re-election at a convention if they so desired.

Chairman of the forum, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, disclosed this to State House correspondents after the meeting with the president.

“Let me correct one impression, the issue of Congress and convention does not mean that the previous people who have served the party have done badly. And it does not mean that they cannot come back or that they cannot re-contest, that is not it.

“We are simply saying that their tenure has ended and those who wish to re-contest can re-contest and can be elected to our party structure. So, we are all one as a family and we are set to go for 2019 elections in victory,” Okorocha said.

Governors elected under the platform of the governing APC platform were on Tuesday divided over the tenure elongation of the Odigie-Oyegun led executive and other party officials.