APC Can’t Compromise Senate Presidency – Oyegun

The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, said, yesterday, that his party was not ready to compromise its leadership of the Senate.

Odigie-Oyegun had, in an interview with an online news portal, Premium Times, revealed that though APC was not leaving anything to chance in the event that the office of the Senate President became vacant, the party would not mind sacrificing the office in line with its change agenda and anti-corruption stance.

Oyegun had come under attack even from within his party following his statement, with many saying he merely expressed his opinion and not that of the party.

However, in a brief chat with newsmen at the national secretariat of the party in Abuja yesterday, Odigie-Oyegun said: “There were basically two points that I was making. First, as a party of change, we cannot interfere in a judicial process that is ongoing. That was clear.

“When they asked about the Senate, I said under no circumstance can we compromise on the Senate leadership. We are the majority party and the issue does not even really arise. Unfortunately the way it was put, the misinterpretation has been a little bit too intense,” Oyegun said.

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