A former Governor of Lagos State and leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has called on the chairman of the party, John Oyegun, to resign from office.
Mr. Tinubu said Mr. Oyegun is amongst those who have managed to remain within the party because of what they could benefit rather than the sacrifice they could make.
Mr. Tinubu’s comment came in the wake of a major dispute that followed the conduct of the party’s primaries in Ondo State earlier this month.
Mr. Tinubu said Mr. Oyegun had betrayed the tenets of APC and had been a willing tool in efforts to derail the APC agenda.
“Oyegun’s transgressions are a warning. He is but the mercenary of forces that seek to return the nation to the old ways. If they get away with this infraction, no telling what or whom they will undermine tomorrow. Much is at stake,” Mr. Tinubu said.
The APC was formed through an alliance of some opposition political parties and a power bloc in the then ruling Peoples Democratic Party. The party rode to power following the general elections last year during which it won both the presidency and majority in both chambers of the National Assembly.
Mr. Oyegun did not respond to PREMIUM TIMES request for comment.
When contacted, Mr. Tinubu’s spokesperson, Sunday Dare, told PREMIUM TIMES that the former Lagos governor authored the message.