- The APC national chairman, Odigie-Oyegun, has been lambasted for rejecting the calls for restructuring of Nigeria
- Chief Ebenezer Babatope, the former transport minister and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has expressed disappointment over the statement made by Oyegun
- He said that the APC national chairman should not forget the promise that the party made during 2015 election
Chief Sunny Onuesoke, the former Delta state governorship aspirant has dealt heavy blow on Oyegun for saying that he does not know what restructuring of Nigeria means.
Onuesoke said: ''I am disappointed in APC and most especially the national chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun.
''It is a shame that Oyegun could speak against restructuring of Nigeria. I remember Oyegun was among those clamouring for restructuring of the country when he was governor of Edo state.
“Today Oyegun who is now APC chairman has made a reverse of his position. Let’s come off it, is change not restructuring?”
Reports have it that the APC national chairman, Odigie-Oyegun, claimed that he does not really understand the call for restructuring of Nigeria, saying that the APC only promised true federalism and not restructuring.
Odigie-Oyegun: ''I do not know what some people want to make out of my statement. Must I be forced to use the word they want me to use, which I do not want to use.
"I stand by what I said; the APC promised true federalism and I know what true federalism is.''
Also Chief Ebenezer Babatope, the former transport minister and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said that the APC promised to work towards restructuring of Nigeria during its electioneering campaign.
He said: “I do not believe that APC will go back on its electoral promise of being committed to the restructuring of Nigeria.
“The party will be digging its own political grave if it does so.
"Our dear country must be restructured to make for a true federation and guarantee justice and fair-play in the democracy we are operating in Nigeria. May God bless our country.’’
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa state has faulted the federal government for making the issue of restructuring an All Progressive’s Congress affair
The governor in a series of tweets on Monday, July 3 advised the federal government to ensure that membership of the restructuring committee should be drawn from all the political parties, rather than making it an exclusive APC affair.
Watch this NAIJ.com TV Video of a Nigerian man lamenting bitterly how he regretted voting for the All Progressives Congress in the last elections: