I Remain APC Chairman – Oyegun ……Takes 10 days break
I Remain APC Chairman – Oyegun
……Takes 10 days break
National Chairman of All. Progressive Congress, APC, Chief John Odigie Oyegun has dispelled the rumour about the reported uncertainty surrounding his position as the. Chairman of the ruling APC.
Oyegun who was speaking to journalists at the party National in Abuja on Friday said he is only going to take a break for ten days, which commences on Monday 1st March while National Deputy. Chairman. South, Segun Oni stand in for him.
According to him “I have been chairman for how long now? going to two years, and it has been a very intense prior building the party and a very intense period putting government together up to this point.
“All that has happened is that I think I deserve a bit of a break and that will start effective Monday and in my absence my deputy here, Engr Segun Oni will cover my beat. It is that simple, it is that straightforward. Any speculation about not being in the office is of no consequence.
On while he was not in office for sometimes he said “On Tuesday I was down with malaria, I managed on Wednesday to attend that crucial meeting at the presidency, yesterday I had to go to the hospital just to be sure and today I am at work, full stop.
“So please, please, please I know the press is supposed to be imaginative and steer the news but not when there is really nothing to steer. It is that simple.
Speaking further, Oyegun also spoke on the series of trips embarked upon by the President demanding that Nigerians be more patient with the. President saying the president is aware of the challenges facing the country.
He said: ” The President know what our National Issues are, know what our problems are, he knows that a lot of it has international connotations.
” We want good prices for oil so that we can carry on with our own National Development plan. So that is only the tip of the iceberg of what Mr. President is trying to talk to those who have an impact in rearranging the international economic realities to change some of the current dynamics that is making the price of oil collapse in such a precipitate manner.
“We want to plead with the press we cannot totally on our own solve our problems, the world is a global village, everybody now knows that, everybody trumpets it and since we are in a bit of a bind now, thanks to forces not totally within our control, we must talk to others, who would have a role to play in helping you out of your present issues and problems.
“So that is where we are we need a lot of investment, we need a lot of infrastructural upgrading and you would be surprise that very soon, particularly in the field of infrastructure some of what Mr. President has been traveling about putting together, would become manifest, because these projects would start the process of implementation and they would bring smiles to the faces of Nigerians.