At no time did governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ask the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Oyegun to resign his position, Deputy National Chairman, North, of the party Senator Lawan Shuaibu, has said.
Some national dailies had reported yesterday that eight governors of the party had demanded the resignation of Mr. Oyegun over the lingering leadership crisis rocking the National Assembly.
The governors, who purportedly asked for the national chairman’s resignation, included Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna), Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola (Osun), Abubakar Sani Bello (Niger), Senator Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo), Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi), Abubakar Badaru (Jigawa), Adams Oshiomhole (Edo), and Tanko Al-Makura (Nasarawa).
But Shuaibu, in an interview with the BBC Hausa Service monitored in Abuja yesterday, said there was no such thing.
“I don’t know who asked the national chairman to resign, because the governors that visited him declared their support on the party’s position about the leadership of the National Assembly”, Shuaibu said.