A chieftain of the Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon. Blessing Edigin, has lambasted critics of the party’s national chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun who have being calling for his sack.
In a chat in Benin City, the Edo State capital yesterday, the politico asserted that those who derive joy in criticizing Chief Odigie-Oyegun are bereft of what party leadership entails. Most of them he opined are just bellyaching the personality profile of the former governor of the state for no just cause.
Accordiing to Hon. Edigin, “most of those criticizing Chief Odigie-Oyegun are not conscious of what they are doing. They are just echoing the voice of their paymasters whose intentions are not noble. If you ask some of these people to analyse the situation they will be tongue-tied as they are not sure of what they stand to benefit from their protest or the crux of their argument.
“What is really happening is that some elements are bent on rubbishing the good deeds of Chief Odigie-Oyegun. But there evil machination will come to noughts by God’s grace. For the records, Chief Oyegun’s tenure as national chairman of the ruling APC has brought some measure of good tidings in the life of ordinary and honest Nigerians.
“For the first time in recent times Nigerians are living proofs of the increase in Agricultural yields such that the price of foodstuff which was hitherto on an upward swing has gone down considerably because of the APC whose party leadership has made it possible for those governing the country to be focused and result oriented.
“I can tell you confidently that those who allegedly go on the streets to condemn the leadership of the party under the guide of Chief Odigie Oyegun are so-doing to satisfy the wish of their pay-masters. But what they fail to realize is that Chief Odigie Oyegun has been a stabilizing force and has played a major role in the fortunes of the party nation wide.
”As we speak now, the party is in control of over 20 states out of the 36 states in the country. That is a sign of Chief Odigie Oyegun’s depth in character. He has the ability to relate with the high and the low no matter the circumstance. Those agitating against his leadership will learn to respect him when he is put on a scale of character evaluation. As they say a prophet is never respected in his own home,” he posited.
Going further, Hon. Edigin stated that the plot being hatched by some shadowy characters to remove Chief. Odigie Oyegun from office as national chairman of the APC will bear no fruit.