Oshiomhole may replace Oyegun as APC national chairman

Former Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, may replace one of his predecessors, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, as the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress.

Indications to this effect emerged on Wednesday after Oyegun told journalists in Abuja that contentious issues tearing the party apart had been resolved.

He spoke after meeting with the governors of Zamfara, Abdulaziz Yari; Imo, Rochas Okorocha; Ogun, Ibikunle Amosun; Plateau, Simon Lalong; and Kano, Abdullahi Ganduje.

Oyegun said the National Working Committee, which he heads, had looked into the issues and resolved them while the National Executive Committee, comprising his executive, President Muhammadu Buhari; Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki; Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; and the 24 APC governors, would meet on Monday in Abuja to examine the report of a technical panel set up on the crisis.

Yari also told journalists that the governors had agreed with Buhari that the elongation of Oyegun’s tenure was unlawful.

As such, a caretaker committee will take over from Oyegun on Monday and conduct elective congresses and a national convention.

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