- Chief John Oyegun said those who worked for the APC have been denied the benefit of their labour
- The party chairman said the party has a lopsided and faulty reward system
- He said he has received a lot of calls from aggrieved members
Chief John Oyegun who is the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed dissatisfaction over the appointments made during the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
In an interview with Vanguard, the leader of the party said some of the members of the ruling party who worked for its victory have not benefitted from it.
In response to a question, Oyegun said the reward system is faulty as those who worked for the party have been denied their benefit.
“I think you have asked the most difficult question and I am not too sure from which angle to answer it but first I must be very honest and frank; the reward system and appointment hasn’t been as pleasant to the party as it ought to be, part of them haven’t been well thought out as it ought to be.
“We have cases which wouldn’t have happened where individuals who are currently in court with our elected officials, one case of a governor, which is right now at the Supreme Court, have been given appointments.
“We have cases at least one or two known current appointees of the PDP have been given; we have cases where in a particular state from the same local government I think going to the same ward three people have been given appointment and these things and many more and the more important one is that we have a lot of cases where faces not known to the party during the most difficult part of the struggle of this party have gotten appointment, so it has caused a lot of disquiet within the party.
“I have been abused, I have been called names, I have received text messages of all nastiness, I have got petitions in writing and there is a general sense in what is going on in the practise of the party all over the country.
“We have brought this to the attention of government and we hope and pray that what remains will be devoted to rewarding those who really, actually, the faces I saw, the faces my state chairmen saw working, taking risks during the long period of the campaign.
“I think more than that, I should say that one has to be brutally honest sometimes in matters like this.”
Meanwhile, report by The Punch indicates that APC leaders met over the crisis between the presidency and the Senate on the appointment of EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu.
According to the report, the party intervened in the crisis and would declare its position before the end of this week.
A presidency official quoted in the report said those who attended the meeting, which was held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Thursday, July 6, included the national chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun; the deputy national chairman, northSenator Lawal Shuaibu; the national secretary, Mai Mala Buni; the national treasurer, Mohammed Gwagwaruwa; and the national organising secretary, Senator Osita Izunaso.
The source also disclosed that it was the Senate president, Dr Bukola Saraki, who contacted Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday, July 4, after the Senate passed the latest resolution on Magu.
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