By Omeiza Ajayi
ABUJA—The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has returned to work yesterday after a 10-day leave, promising to put the appointment of a new party spokesman at the top of his agenda.
Odigie-Oyegun had on February 26 proceeded on a 10-day leave apparently on the advice of his doctors who had treated him for malaria and fatigue. The leave which ran through 10 working days saw his deputy, Segun Oni acting in his stead.
The chairman’s decision to go on leave immediately stoked controversy with insinuations that it was a way of quietly giving him a soft landing as he was eased out of prized job.
Odigie-Oyegun, 76, however, did not show any sign of illness when he addressed journalists at the party secretariat yesterday as he affirmed that all scheduled activities of the party would continue as planned.