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How I resisted pressure to arm-twist APC presidential primaries — Oyegun

By Levinus Nwabughiogu

ABUJA — National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Oyegun yesterday revealed that he resisted several external efforts to truncate the just concluded presidential election of the party in Lagos.

According to him, his belief that the best aspirant would emerge as the presidential candidate of the party through a transparent process paid off having entrusted the task on credible hands.

Oyegun spoke during the presentation of the report of the national convention committee which was chaired by the immediate past governor of Ekiti state, Dr. Kayode Fayemi.

He said: “I am not at all surprised at the very outstanding job that you and your team have accomplished.

“The success of the convention has propelled the party. We are proponent of change and it was necessary that one of our major activity should convey to the world what we mean by change.

“So many efforts were made to get me to call the aspirants together and arm twist them into stepping down for each other and I resisted it and said, no, we are going to organise a transparent convention so that whoever win will have no excuse in the world.

“I entrusted that mission to you and your team. You have organised what will go into history in this nation, in our political space and beyond as clearly the freest and fairest presidential primary that has ever been witnessed in this nation. On behalf of the party, I congratulate you for what you have done for the party which is incalculable.


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