Tinubu Hails Buhari’s Rejection of Oyegun’s Tenure Elongation
A national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, in a statement he personally signed, hailed President Muhammadu Buhari’s rejection of tenure elongation for the party’s National Chairman John Odigie-Oyegun and other members of the NWC.
The former Lagos State governor, in the statement titled, ‘The President has spoken,’ said Buhari’s address at the NEC meeting was straightforward, adding that it showed that the APC was committed to the principles of internal democracy and the rule of law.
Tinubu said, “President Buhari’s action saves the party from a serious legal turmoil. If the elongations were deemed illegal, then all subsequent party actions, including the nomination of all of our candidates for elective offices, might also be of questionable legality.
“Such a predicament would constitute an unnecessary and a mortal blow to the party and its role in promoting progressive governance in Nigeria.”
According to Tinubu, the President has affirmed that the APC is a party that adheres to internal democracy.
He said, “The President has spoken. Today is a good day for those who cherish democracy and legality. His action will also strengthen the party by allowing party members, including present incumbents, to seek to contribute to the party by vying for executive offices as they see fit.”
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