APC Chairman Chief-John-Odigie-Oyegun
APC Chairman Chief-John-Odigie-Oyegun

National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie Oyegun yesterday in Benin City said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s foreign trips are designed to gather all the support that is necessary to make a dramatic impact on the condition of the Nigerian state as quickly as possible.
Oyegun who was addressing newsmen stated that in a situation where the world has become a global village, and a rapid revival depends on the understanding of the rest of the world added the President has taken his prestige and time around the whole world to polish Nigeria’s image which has been badly damaged.
Oyegun explained that the trips are necessary because they are designed “In order to make it possible for world leaders to want to deal with a new Nigeria and to get the type of resources and the expertise that we need badly and because the kind of problems we have are not the types that we can wait for one or three years to solve. We do not have the resources to take down to revive the economy; so what the President of doing is a grave inconveniences to his person”.
According to the APC leader, “ Don’t forget that he was a military officer, he trained abroad and he had been to most parts of the world, so, it is not as if he is entertaining joy in spending sleepless nights in one country to another. The countries he has visited are critical to peace in Nigeria or to our economic speedy revival. The long and short of it is that Mr. President is getting the world to respect and know the new Nigeria and to be ready to help to survive the Nigerian economy”.
On the critics of the trips like the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, Oyegun said it was borne out of their insensitivity and display of ignorance on issues affecting the country, adding that President Buhari won the 2015 Presidential election on the basis of his personal credentials, experience and respect he commands not only in the country but also across the world.
He said the President is therefore on a mission to quickly rescue the nation from her present socio-political and economic challenges, noting that the forces of darkness and economic saboteurs opposed to the nation’s growth and development cannot frustrate the efforts of the APC and President Buhari in his poise to rescue the polity.
It would be recalled that Governor Fayose of Ekiti state had last week allegedly written a letter to the Chinese government asking it to shun President Buhari’s proposal to secure about $2 billion loan for Nigeria.
Oyegun in reaction said, “I hope Fayose did not really do what we are told he did, I don’t think even he is capable as descending into these low depth but if he did I feel sorry for him and the people of the state. Nigerians should ask Fayose what was he doing in China. Anyway we are not bothered, the president is not bothered, a man who could put his father in his car boot what do you expect from him?’’