Politics : Tinubu Laments, Accuses Odigie-Oyegun of Sabotaging his National Assignment

An All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu,

has accused the national chairman of the party, John Odigie-
Oyegun, of sabotaging his national assignment.
According to a report in an online news platform, TheCable, the
national leader of the party, Tinubu made the allegation in a letter
written to the president, vice-president, senate president and
speaker of the House of Representatives, dated February 21, 2018.
President Muhammadu Buhari had appointed Tinubu to reconcile
aggrieved members of the APC, but the former governor accused
Odigie-Oyegun of contravening the spirit of the discussions both of
them had at the party secretariat when Buhari gave him the
assignment.
Tinubu’s letter read in part, “Disappointment greeted me when I
discovered that you had swiftly acted in contravention of the spirit
of our discussions.
“Instead of being a bulwark of support as promised, you positioned
yourself in active opposition to the goal of resuscitating the
progressive and democratic nature of APC”.
Tinubu also accused Odigie-Oyegun of thwarting his presidential
assignment in Kogi, Kaduna and Adamawa states.
He said that Odigie-Oyegun had rushed to Kogi without due
consultation with him to unilaterally inaugurate o:cials “parallel to
the officials already heading the state chapter of the party”.
Tinubu revealed that Odigie-Oyegun apparently seeks “to
undermine my mandate by engaging in dilatory tactics for the most
part. When forced to act, you do so in an arbitrary and capricious
manner”.
He has however directed the party chairman, Odigie-Oyegun to,
without delay, “make available to me the status reports and all the
pertinent information regarding the state chapters without further
delay”.