Buhari meeting the yearnings of the masses, not elite, says Odigie-Oyegun

The National Chairman, of All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun PHOTO: PHILIP OJISUA

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has said that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government is building a solid foundation for the economy.

He said the President was voted into office by majority of the masses and not the elite and that his policies would on the long run serve the interest of the masses.

Odigie-Oyegun, who spoke in Benin City at a reception organised for him by a socio-cultural group, Benin National Congress (BNC), also lauded Buhari’s anti-corruption campaign saying: “The quality leadership this present APC administration provides is super. The quality of leadership differentiates it from the previous leadership. This quality of leadership has a marker, which is what it has based its policies on. In terms of setting down standard, the present administration has laid down the anti-corruption marker and that is what is different from the previous governments.

“The main opposition political party has not mustard the guts to accuse the present administration of corruption. Nobody in APC, including the President and national chairman of the party, Chief Oyegun, has never intervened in any EFCC investigation. They will tell you to go and carry your cross. People are criticising the EFCC or the administration the way and manner it is fighting corruption but that is rubbish. Do they expect people to sit in the bedroom and answer the EFCC? For them, the rule of law is to allow them to continue to loot the treasury so that it will be business as usual, it will not work.

“I accept there is hunger in the land, I accept the economy is in bad shape. If you hear details of what Buhari inherited, I will not be surprised if people demand for strict measures on those who brought us to this mess.”

The APC national chairman, who also spoke on the plot by some party chieftains to remove him from office, said the scheme was targeted against him just because of his “loyalty.”

“For those of you who are not Bini, this is equally applicable; I grow up in an environment of strong family ties. I grow up in an environment where disgrace or dishonor to the family is the worst thing you can possibly do because your own family will be the first to disown you,” he said.

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