Chief John Oyegun, the outgoing National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, is in the eye of the storm again as he is accused of destroying internal democracy, guidelines and constitution of the party in the conduct of the last congresses in the state.
At a press conference in Abakaliki, Senator Julius Ucha, the Governorship candidate in the 2015 general election, Ebonyi state, alleged that the last congresses which took place in the state did not represent the true wishes of APC supporters, pointing out that the implication of the development might lead to the nullification of the congresses whenever it is was challenged in any court of competent jurisdiction.
Ucha further alleged that the undemocratic disposition of APC national chairman was what caused parallel congresses of the party across the states of the federation as he took sides in the crisis that rocked the party before, during and after the congresses.
He said Oyegun’s action has done more harm than good to the party at all levels even as he accused Oyegun of destroying the APC since he knows he would not return again as the Chairman of the party.
“John Oyegun is a malignant turmoil on APC. I say this because he has lost sense of honour and has allowed pride, prejudice, self knowledge and selfishness to overwhelm him including greed.
“If the only thing he can achieve for the party now is to destroy the institution because he feels he is no longer wanted, because of his myriad of sins he now thinks the best thing to do is to destroy the institution through which he has been blessed by God.
“He is a man for the purposes of the just concluded congresses, created congress committees. In some states, there were three congress committees from the national headquarters, in some there were two congress committees. You split one congress committee into two, the chairman or secretary will be conducting congress for one group, some other members of the committee will be conducting congress for another group in one political party. That is an aberration that is not democracy that also is hypocrisy.
“In a situation where the National Chairman of a political party has promoted two congresses or three congresses in one state and adopt the result of a particular congress without at least try to harmonize to ensure that he finds out the truth to know what has happened in the field signifies danger. It shows that the man’s political wisdom has somersaulted, it shows the man is making it impossible for the party to have recognition for purposes of winning election,” he said.