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APC Mulls Oyegun’s Tenure Extension To Facilitate Buhari’s Re-election by yns4real: 7:10am On Jan 14
Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja

In an apparent move to ensure that President Muhammadu Buhari romps home in his yet-to-be-announced bid for the ruling party’s re-nomination, a strong lobby group within the All Progressives Congress is pushing for elongation of the tenure of the current National Working Committee led by Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, THISDAY has learnt. This was as a reliable source within APC confirmed yesterday that the party had decided to give Buhari all necessary support to run for a second term in 2019.

A top party source said the current thinking in the party was that Odigie-Oyegun and his NWC should be allowed to stay in office a little longer to enable them organise the presidential primaries that would endorse Buhari later in the year as the candidate of APC in next year’s presidential election.

Odigie-Oyegun and other members of the NWC were elected on June 13, 2014 for a four-year tenure, which would end this year. Though, the former governor of Edo State can seek re-election as APC national chairman, he is said not to be keen to vie again for reasons bordering on age and political considerations. The tenure elongation idea, THISDAY gathered, has gained ground within the party. Those trying to get him to continue as national chairman, and who are also pushing the Buhari re-election move, believe extending the NWC’s tenure would help to ensure stability and avoid internal disruptions, disaffections, and realignments that usually follow elective conventions. Which is why they are keen to push such contest forward, and have it after Buhari’s endorsement as the APC presidential candidate.

According to the source, the approval for a three-month extension of tenure for the NWC may be sought through a non-elective convention to be held in June. It said Buhari loyalists considered Odigie-Oyegun a more trusted person to deliver the ticket of the party to the president without precipitating crisis. They believe that it would be too risky to take the party through two elective conventions in one year due to the negative fallouts of such exercises. Again, the possibility of not resolving the crisis that may result from the election of new national officers in good time may spell doom for the ruling party ahead of the presidential poll in February next year.

Another argument in support of the retention of Odigie-Oyegun is that since he organised the December 2014 national convention in Lagos, where Buhari emerged presidential candidate of the party, which many saw as a big boost for the party ahead of its victory in the presidential election, he should be allowed to replicate the feat.

It is however, uncertain how a key segment of the party loyal to one of APC’s national leaders who ones called for Odigie-Oyegun’s resignation would react to the attempt to extend his tenure.

Many of the governors elected on the platform of the APC have openly supported Buhari’s second term bid. However, there is no consensus yet on the kind of arrangement that would be adopted to hand the party’s ticket to Buhari without undermining the democratic process and incurring the anger of some critical stakeholders. At the party’s last NEC meeting, members unanimously passed a vote of confidence on Buhari, saying he has performed satisfactorily. The national chairman also got a vote of confidence.

Underscoring the need to retain the national chairman, a chieftain of APC and Director-general of Voice of Nigeria, Osita Okechukwu, told THISDAY yesterday that, “Very few members of our party are in hash tones saying Mr. President should not go for second term, but majority had already endorsed him for a second term. It follows as well that the endorsement of the executive can follow the same line. As it stands in Nigeria today, I will not advise the party go into internal feud, it won’t be in its interest now.”

Okechukwu said that the zoning arrangement in the party, like the other parties in the country, which required the positions of presidential candidate and party chairman to be shared between the northern and southern regions, favoured Odigie-Oyegun’s retention as national chairman. Okechukwu said since Buhari was going for a second term, there was no need for a change of guard at the party’s leadership.

The VON director-general said, “The tradition in liberal democracy has been that if the zoning of the office of the incumbent president is going to remain where it is, the zoning of party national offices naturally falls in the same way because the zoning is either adjudged by the geopolitical considerations or other factors.”

The ruling party has been criticised by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party for failing to hold a convention in the last two years in contravention of its own constitution. However, APC at its last NEC meeting in November tried to correct the anomaly by directing that a non-elective convention be held before the end of 2017. But the leadership of the party shifted the non-elective convention to this year, saying that it would like to align activities leading to its convention with the 2019 election timetable to be released by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

According to the INEC timetable, which was recently released, collection of nomination forms by political parties for national and state elections will be done between August 11 and 24, 2018 while conduct of primaries, including resolution of disputes for national and state elections, will be between August 18 and October 7, 2018. Also primaries for FCT Area Council elections will hold between September 4 and October 27, 2018.

The INEC timetable also fixed commencement of campaigns for the presidential and National Assembly elections for November 18, 2018, with the campaigns to end February 14, 2019. For the governorship and state assembly elections, the campaigns will commence December 1, 2018 and end on February 28, 2019, according to the timetable.

While speaking last year on the mini convention, APC’s National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, said though no date had been fixed for the non-elective convention, the party had asked NEC to fix dates for all outstanding activities of the party before the main elective convention.

Abdullahi had stated, “Like I said after the NEC meeting, because we were unable to hold the convention at the scheduled time – our mini convention scheduled for July 2017 – that means that all the programmes that the party has would have to dovetail into one another. We have the party’s state congresses coming up, we have the mini convention and the elective convention coming up that must happen by the first half of next year (2018).”



https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2018/01/14/apc-mulls-oyeguns-tenure-extension-to-facilitate-buharis-re-election/

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Re: APC Mulls Oyegun’s Tenure Extension To Facilitate Buhari’s Re-election by NnamdiN: 7:33am On Jan 14
Bubu should go home.

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Re: APC Mulls Oyegun’s Tenure Extension To Facilitate Buhari’s Re-election by Campusity: 7:34am On Jan 14
Just like in times past (as APC critised) , everything is dropped, even common sense, for Buhari's reelection.

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Re: APC Mulls Oyegun’s Tenure Extension To Facilitate Buhari’s Re-election by mysteriousman(m): 7:37am On Jan 14
Once the chairman have his way expect every other person within the party to have his. So much for the growth of democracy, very laughable

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Re: APC Mulls Oyegun’s Tenure Extension To Facilitate Buhari’s Re-election by kings09(m): 7:41am On Jan 14
grin grin Buhari sef. I wonder wat he ll preach to Benue ppl

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Re: APC Mulls Oyegun’s Tenure Extension To Facilitate Buhari’s Re-election by aolawale025: 7:48am On Jan 14
An attempt to give all a second tenure thru the back door

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Re: APC Mulls Oyegun’s Tenure Extension To Facilitate Buhari’s Re-election by surgical: 8:13am On Jan 14
kings09:
grin grin Buhari sef. I wonder wat he ll preach to Benue ppl
They will forget before elections, especially if he throws a little goodies or favour towards them before elections , laced with propaganda and their empty promises,which they never intend to fulfill.

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Re: APC Mulls Oyegun’s Tenure Extension To Facilitate Buhari’s Re-election by Nobody: 8:17am On Jan 14
I must at this time state that we have no sensible leaders.

We should not just look at Buhari as the sole factor inflicting hardship on us but those at the National Assembly.

Why is it hard for them to be drastic in taking decisions where the executive has failed?

2019 must come fast for us to move away from the ChangeSCAM

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Re: APC Mulls Oyegun’s Tenure Extension To Facilitate Buhari’s Re-election by Omeokachie: 8:28am On Jan 14
Ball is in the court of the nigerian youth.


Do you want this your self inflicted mistake to continue, or are you ready to correct it and make restitution?

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Re: APC Mulls Oyegun’s Tenure Extension To Facilitate Buhari’s Re-election by tribalistseun: 9:09am On Jan 14
This APC con-artist have ignore father mbaka prophecy.

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Re: APC Mulls Oyegun’s Tenure Extension To Facilitate Buhari’s Re-election by emeijeh(m): 1:27pm On Jan 14
Let them be making plans for 2019.......



We are keeping our voters card safe too for next year.




Stupid party.

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Re: APC Mulls Oyegun’s Tenure Extension To Facilitate Buhari’s Re-election by lonelydora(m): 1:27pm On Jan 14
APC is a useless party.

Go and tell Buhari he is mad....Nnamdi Kanu

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Re: APC Mulls Oyegun’s Tenure Extension To Facilitate Buhari’s Re-election by UbanmeUdie: 1:28pm On Jan 14
shocked




Chief Odigie Oyegun is a disgrace to Edo people!

APC under his watch turned a disaster and cancer worm to the aspiring hopes of Nigerians who seeked change.


I hope the tribulations that awaits him afterwards will be well served.


Mumu man!

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Re: APC Mulls Oyegun’s Tenure Extension To Facilitate Buhari’s Re-election by Nackzy: 1:30pm On Jan 14
Party of the Dead, By the Dead and for the Dead...if your still a fan of APC....just know you are Dead...

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Re: APC Mulls Oyegun’s Tenure Extension To Facilitate Buhari’s Re-election by Canme4u(m): 1:32pm On Jan 14
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Re: APC Mulls Oyegun’s Tenure Extension To Facilitate Buhari’s Re-election by imstrong1: 1:32pm On Jan 14
Instead of addressing a widely condemned massacre,the only thing preoccupying their mind is reelection... misplacement of priority

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Re: APC Mulls Oyegun’s Tenure Extension To Facilitate Buhari’s Re-election by martowskin1(m): 1:33pm On Jan 14
All I know is that buhari must come back 2nd tenure, as a payback to those who voted for him 2015.....

Is payback time, buhari must complete the change

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Re: APC Mulls Oyegun’s Tenure Extension To Facilitate Buhari’s Re-election by Pepsi101: 1:36pm On Jan 14
Heartless men



Rather than fix the comatose country, they are busy scheming for election

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Re: APC Mulls Oyegun’s Tenure Extension To Facilitate Buhari’s Re-election by AFONJAPIG(f): 1:36pm On Jan 14
they are not even interested in wellbeing of Nigerians, all they care for is how to bring the old useless tyrant back to power so the looting will continue...

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Re: APC Mulls Oyegun’s Tenure Extension To Facilitate Buhari’s Re-election by highchief1: 1:38pm On Jan 14
kings09:
grin grin Buhari sef. I wonder wat he ll preach to Benue ppl
he doesn't really move around to campaign he didn't visit Asaba the last time.as a matter of face he has never stepped his feet in Asaba

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Re: APC Mulls Oyegun’s Tenure Extension To Facilitate Buhari’s Re-election by Monimatic(m): 1:39pm On Jan 14
grin grin grin

Buhari is a failure

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Re: APC Mulls Oyegun’s Tenure Extension To Facilitate Buhari’s Re-election by seguno2: 1:41pm On Jan 14
The democrats in APC are afraid of holding a convention, which PDP has done successfully.
APC should replace Oyegun with Sheriff. grin

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Re: APC Mulls Oyegun’s Tenure Extension To Facilitate Buhari’s Re-election by Mynightmare: 1:42pm On Jan 14
What promise (lies) are they going to dish out this time around?

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Re: APC Mulls Oyegun’s Tenure Extension To Facilitate Buhari’s Re-election by seguno2: 1:43pm On Jan 14
highchief1:
he doesn't really move around to campaign he didn't visit Asaba the last time.as a matter of face he has never stepped his feet in Asaba

Maybe he is afraid of the ghosts of the people whom they massacred there during the civil war.

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Re: APC Mulls Oyegun’s Tenure Extension To Facilitate Buhari’s Re-election by idu1(m): 1:45pm On Jan 14
E no concern me na dem get their party...
Re: APC Mulls Oyegun’s Tenure Extension To Facilitate Buhari’s Re-election by highchief1: 1:47pm On Jan 14
seguno2:


Maybe he is afraid of the ghosts of the people whom they massacred there during the civil war.
na look we dey Broda.all I know is if he wins next year I'll find my way out of Naija

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Re: APC Mulls Oyegun’s Tenure Extension To Facilitate Buhari’s Re-election by angelbulksms: 1:49pm On Jan 14
Interesting Politicking

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Re: APC Mulls Oyegun’s Tenure Extension To Facilitate Buhari’s Re-election by godofuck231: 1:53pm On Jan 14
yns4real:
Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja

In an apparent move to ensure that President Muhammadu Buhari romps home in his yet-to-be-announced bid for the ruling party’s re-nomination, a strong lobby group within the All Progressives Congress is pushing for elongation of the tenure of the current National Working Committee led by Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, THISDAY has learnt. This was as a reliable source within APC confirmed yesterday that the party had decided to give Buhari all necessary support to run for a second term in 2019.

A top party source said the current thinking in the party was that Odigie-Oyegun and his NWC should be allowed to stay in office a little longer to enable them organise the presidential primaries that would endorse Buhari later in the year as the candidate of APC in next year’s presidential election.

Odigie-Oyegun and other members of the NWC were elected on June 13, 2014 for a four-year tenure, which would end this year. Though, the former governor of Edo State can seek re-election as APC national chairman, he is said not to be keen to vie again for reasons bordering on age and political considerations. The tenure elongation idea, THISDAY gathered, has gained ground within the party. Those trying to get him to continue as national chairman, and who are also pushing the Buhari re-election move, believe extending the NWC’s tenure would help to ensure stability and avoid internal disruptions, disaffections, and realignments that usually follow elective conventions. Which is why they are keen to push such contest forward, and have it after Buhari’s endorsement as the APC presidential candidate.

According to the source, the approval for a three-month extension of tenure for the NWC may be sought through a non-elective convention to be held in June. It said Buhari loyalists considered Odigie-Oyegun a more trusted person to deliver the ticket of the party to the president without precipitating crisis. They believe that it would be too risky to take the party through two elective conventions in one year due to the negative fallouts of such exercises. Again, the possibility of not resolving the crisis that may result from the election of new national officers in good time may spell doom for the ruling party ahead of the presidential poll in February next year.

Another argument in support of the retention of Odigie-Oyegun is that since he organised the December 2014 national convention in Lagos, where Buhari emerged presidential candidate of the party, which many saw as a big boost for the party ahead of its victory in the presidential election, he should be allowed to replicate the feat.

It is however, uncertain how a key segment of the party loyal to one of APC’s national leaders who ones called for Odigie-Oyegun’s resignation would react to the attempt to extend his tenure.

Many of the governors elected on the platform of the APC have openly supported Buhari’s second term bid. However, there is no consensus yet on the kind of arrangement that would be adopted to hand the party’s ticket to Buhari without undermining the democratic process and incurring the anger of some critical stakeholders. At the party’s last NEC meeting, members unanimously passed a vote of confidence on Buhari, saying he has performed satisfactorily. The national chairman also got a vote of confidence.

Underscoring the need to retain the national chairman, a chieftain of APC and Director-general of Voice of Nigeria, Osita Okechukwu, told THISDAY yesterday that, “Very few members of our party are in hash tones saying Mr. President should not go for second term, but majority had already endorsed him for a second term. It follows as well that the endorsement of the executive can follow the same line. As it stands in Nigeria today, I will not advise the party go into internal feud, it won’t be in its interest now.”

Okechukwu said that the zoning arrangement in the party, like the other parties in the country, which required the positions of presidential candidate and party chairman to be shared between the northern and southern regions, favoured Odigie-Oyegun’s retention as national chairman. Okechukwu said since Buhari was going for a second term, there was no need for a change of guard at the party’s leadership.

The VON director-general said, “The tradition in liberal democracy has been that if the zoning of the office of the incumbent president is going to remain where it is, the zoning of party national offices naturally falls in the same way because the zoning is either adjudged by the geopolitical considerations or other factors.”

The ruling party has been criticised by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party for failing to hold a convention in the last two years in contravention of its own constitution. However, APC at its last NEC meeting in November tried to correct the anomaly by directing that a non-elective convention be held before the end of 2017. But the leadership of the party shifted the non-elective convention to this year, saying that it would like to align activities leading to its convention with the 2019 election timetable to be released by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

According to the INEC timetable, which was recently released, collection of nomination forms by political parties for national and state elections will be done between August 11 and 24, 2018 while conduct of primaries, including resolution of disputes for national and state elections, will be between August 18 and October 7, 2018. Also primaries for FCT Area Council elections will hold between September 4 and October 27, 2018.

The INEC timetable also fixed commencement of campaigns for the presidential and National Assembly elections for November 18, 2018, with the campaigns to end February 14, 2019. For the governorship and state assembly elections, the campaigns will commence December 1, 2018 and end on February 28, 2019, according to the timetable.

While speaking last year on the mini convention, APC’s National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, said though no date had been fixed for the non-elective convention, the party had asked NEC to fix dates for all outstanding activities of the party before the main elective convention.

Abdullahi had stated, “Like I said after the NEC meeting, because we were unable to hold the convention at the scheduled time – our mini convention scheduled for July 2017 – that means that all the programmes that the party has would have to dovetail into one another. We have the party’s state congresses coming up, we have the mini convention and the elective convention coming up that must happen by the first half of next year (2018).”



https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2018/01/14/apc-mulls-oyeguns-tenure-extension-to-facilitate-buharis-re-election/

Come take vote it's free
Re: APC Mulls Oyegun’s Tenure Extension To Facilitate Buhari’s Re-election by NYRP: 2:02pm On Jan 14
What we should be discussing now is what will happen to all the rogues that served under this failed, genocidal government after 2019; should they be arrested and tried for genocide, murder, arson and leadership negligence or should Nigerians pardon them

I think talking about re-election for a government that has refused blatantly to protect the lives and properties of citizens he swore to protect will be a heavy insult on all Nigerians home and abroad.

If possible, every politician who served under this government as a top security chief and economy head ought to be arrested immediately after they hand over, tried and handed over to International Criminal Court for justice.

Nigerian youths must be allowed to handle the affairs of this nation because youths are the leaders of tomorrow, and tomorrow is now!

Re: APC Mulls Oyegun’s Tenure Extension To Facilitate Buhari’s Re-election by jahchild34(m): 2:03pm On Jan 14
Which of the high Chief is this? Is it Idu Amaidhe?
highchief1:
he doesn't really move around to campaign he didn't visit Asaba the last time.as a matter of face he has never stepped his feet in Asaba
Re: APC Mulls Oyegun’s Tenure Extension To Facilitate Buhari’s Re-election by designVATExcel: 2:15pm On Jan 14
At least I learnt a new word today - " Mulls".
Had to do a quick Google search.
Keep it up Nairalanders.

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