Tinubu Opposes Oyegun's Tenure Extension


The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has rejected the one year tenure extension given to the John Odigie-Oyegun-led National Working Committee.
The former Lagos state governor claimed that the tenure extension violates the Constitution of Nigeria and the party.
He made this known through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Tunde Rahman.

He said: “I don’t know if Tinubu was consulted before the decision was reached.
“But I do know that he has always spoken in support of doing things constitutionally.
“Did the so-called elongation of tenure of the party executives follow the country’s constitution, and even the APC’s constitution?
“Section 223 of the 1999 constitution talks about election of executives of political parties periodically. “And the section further explains that the election of the party executives will be deemed to be periodical if done every four years.
“What is the fear of those behind the elongation? The executives can contest for re-election and if they are re-elected, so be it.
“No one can deny them that right, but why circumvent due process? Why thwart constitutional process?
“Tinubu would wish that due constitutional process was followed because that’s what has always made the difference between the APC and the other parties.”

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