Oyegun’s Resignation Not A Solution To APC Crisis – Alimikhena


Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Francis Alimikhena has rejected calls in some quarters that the National chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) , Chief John Odigie Oyegun should resign or be removed due to the internal crisis in the party.

“I do not believe that he should resign because any decision taken rightly or wrongly is a collective responsibility. If they feel that Oyegun has not done well, it is not only Oyegun that should go, all the National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC should go. But I don’t think he should go, it is just a matter of consensus,” he told Vanguard in an interview.

“When mistakes occur then they can be rectified because if you say one mistake occured here and you say the people that made that mistake should go, what of other people that will come? If they make similar mistakes, will they have to go? I don’t think that it is fair on him for anybody to clamour that they should go because of what has happened.”

Speaking further on the internal crisis in the APC, Alimikhena said it was a family affair. “Well, it is a leadership issue and at the same time, it is a family affair. You know in every family, there must be issue and it is good to resolve the issues among the family. It all goes down to misunderstanding. As I can say by my own perception,  misunderstanding and wrong direction are the causes of the wrangling.”

The Edo State-born lawmaker urged his colleagues in the Senate to work together in peace and harmony, noting that it is when there is peace that there will be development.

“I don’t expect anybody to have any ulterior motive whereby you come to the Senate to fight. The Senate is not a place to fight, it is a place to make laws for the good of the country,” he said.