Irked by the series of accusations leveled against Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, politicians and political office holders in the South South geopolitical zone have praised the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), describing him as a man of conviction who cannot be bought, no matter the price.
The call for Oyegun’s resignation drew fire from the leaders, describing it as ridiculous and unfortunate. “All kinds of invectives have been hurled in the direction of the national chairman. Politicians behind this wicked agenda want to remain relevant in the political terrain,” they said.
In a press statement signed by the national chairman of Politicians and Political Office Holders in the South-South (PPOHSS) Chief Julius Ikuru, the leaders said Oyegun had served the party well and needed to be commended by all well-meaning people in the country.
Praising Odigie-Oyegun for playing politics with integrity and honour, the leaders said there was no basis asking him to resign. “Oyegun is an administrator of high repute, brilliance and excellence. He has dignity and integrity and he is a study in humility.”
They also advised those threatening the leadership of the party with fire and brimstone because of their narrow and private interests not to allow Nigeria to waste another four years.
“Politicians must play politics not as a bellicose contest but as a sport which must produce a winner and a loser. They must set aside their differences and harness their energies to aid development. Oyegun has elevated party leadership to new heights. He deserves national gratitude and should be celebrated,” the statement added.


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