By Levinus Nwabughiogu
ABUJA – National chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Oyegun has said he was unaware of any threat against his continued stay as chairman of the party.
Oyegun spoke at the end of a caucus meeting involving president Mohammadu Buhari, the president of the senate, Bukola Saraki, Party’s former and serving governors, senators amongst others held at the presidential Villa Abuja late Tuesday night.
The chairman who admitted reading about the speculation of his imminent removal from office however said it was one of such challenges inherent in the status.
He said: “I am not aware that my office is under threat. I led the party to the State House. It amazes me, occasionally it annoys me. That is one of the things you have to endure when you are in a position like mine.
“We discussed all the challenges that have occurred since the elections. And we decided on the way forward.”
Conscious of the crisis in his party, Oyegun also revealed that a committee has been set up to resolve the crisis. “It was a very serious meeting that discussed serious issues that have to do with the progress of the party.
“Skirmishes among party members are normal. We have set up a committee that is looking into all those issues and will resolve those issues”, he said.
Speaking on the performance of his party’s government almost one year after taking over power, the national chairman pleaded for time on the part of Nigerians.
He said that the government would come on full stream when the 2016 budget is passed.
“Basically, we are expecting the budget to be out, and once that is done, implementation of our policies will start.
“That is what we will use to deliver on our promises to the people. So we are waiting.
“Don’t say one year into the present administration, count this year because this is the year we are presenting our budget and implementation will start.”
Asked why the recovered loot was yet to be ploughed back into the economy by the government, the chairman said “We don’t just recover money and spend it. We recover money and it will go into revenue. It will be deployed appropriately with the normal legislative approach”. (Vanguard)