Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has dismissed attempts by some members of the National Working Committee of the ruling party to rubbish his legacies.
The National Vice Chairman of the APC (North-Central), Ahmad Suleiman Wambi on Wednesday accused Oyegun of unjustly attacking the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
According to Wambi, Oyegun’s criticisms of Oshiomhole’s stewardship in the APC was borne out of malice and grudges over his removal from the leadership of the ruling party.
However in a statement issued through his Adviser on Public Affairs, Chief Ray Murphy, Oyegun said he would not join issues with Wambi and his cohorts because they were struggling to remain relevant in the party.
Oyegun said that those accusing him of harbouring grievances against the party were merely diverting attention from the confusion they created in the party after the bribery scandal which trailed the party’s last primary elections
He said contrary to the insinuations in some quarters, he left the party in a state well- meaning members of the party were proud of and was therefore not bitter about his exit.
“The party leadership should rather bury their heads in shame for losing five states. Instead of wearing sack clothes to beg APC members to forgive them, they are busy looking for whom to cast aspersions on.
“As a grandfather, he won’t join issues with people that are still confused over the bribe they collected and confusion they created during the party primaries.
“They should know that Chief Oyegun, as an 80-year-old has moved on and as an elder statesman, he wishes the party success in all its doings.
“And in doing so, he wishes that the people who run the party will learn the politics of decorum, diplomacy and how to speak in public,” the statement said.