Prominent leaders in the South-South geopolitical zone on Tuesday urged the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun to remain steadfast in his fight for the enthronement of ideal democratic culture in Nigeria.
The South-South Front (SSF) in a statement signed by the chairman Chief John Harry, applauded Oyegun for the dignity, diligence and dedication demonstrated in his duties as national chairman.
Reacting to the orchestrated attack on the person and leadership of Chief Odigie-Oyegun by some misguided youths and their backers, the leaders described the calls for Oyegun’s resignation as puerile.
“These individuals do not mean well for the ruling party. Chief John Odigie-Oyegun is on the right track.
He deserves the encouragement of all” the leaders said. The leaders repudiated the Youth protest at the National Secretariat of the ruling party in Abuja, noting that the protesters and their sponsors are driven by hatred and selfish ends.
“We are in Abuja to show solidarity with Chief John Odigie-Oyegun.
The actions of people calling themselves Save APC Democracy Youth Vanguard deserve unequivocal condemnation. “Peter Oyewole and other misguided youths should find more constructive things to do.
“We cannot afford any further distraction as the tasks ahead of this government are enormous. Let Oyegun continue with his good works. Let the good people of Nigeria, not be misled.
“APC is the most democratic party in Nigeria. Oyegun is securing level playing field for APC members” the leaders added. They also urged the national chairman to remain firm and not be distracted in the onerous task of building the ruling party.