National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has dismissed reports suggesting there are plots to remove him by some aggrieved leaders of the party.
There have been speculations in the media that Odigie-Oyegun may be on his way out over his failure to step the crisis in the party, especially the controversy that trailed the emergence of Dr Bukola Saraki as the Senate President.
The embattled chairman is also being held responsible for the cash crunch affecting the party, following President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision not to assist in the funding of the party.
Fielding questions from newsmen at the end of a meeting of the national caucus of the party, presided over by President Buhari at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Tuesday night, Odigie-Oyegun said the rumours of alleged plot to upstage him is irritating and annoying.
Asked whether his position was under threat, he replied: “I am not aware. I read about it in the papers. It amuses me. Occasionally, it annoys me but it is part of the process. It is part of what you have to endure when you are in a position like I am.”
On the issues discussed that the meeting the APC chairman, who declined to go into specifics, said the caucus deliberated on the numerous challenges besetting the party since it came to power and agreed on a course of action.
He said, “As a party, we discussed all the issues and all the challenges that have occurred since the elections and we decided on a course of action.”
On the crises among various members of the party, the party chairman said they were not unexpected given the nature of party organisation but added that efforts were on to resolve them at different levels.
Asked whether the crises were discussed at the meeting, he said: “No, that is normal. These skirmishes, don’t elevate it to this level. We have appointed groups that are looking into them and that are resolving the issues. They are busy resolving all those issues.
“That will always happen when you have an organization that is alive, that is virile and that engages in discourse, that will always happen,” he stated.
The National Executive Committee, NEC of the party will meet today in Abuja.


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