Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun says the party has no rivalry and remains the people’s choice ahead of the 2019 general elections.
Oyegun stated this after Saturday’s party Convention that saw former Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole elected as the new Chairman unopposed.
He revealed that he’s willing to work in any capacity in order to move the political affairs of the party forward.
“Is there any other party that is vibrant to continue in office as the APC.?
“I don’t think so. The dominance of the APC has become so evident that the other parties are confused as to what to do.”
“I hope I will be available to play the role of a senior citizen and will be available at whatever time my service is required. I am leaving very satisfied that we have built a party.
“I took the party at a time when we did not even have an office and we built it into a machine that could compete and win election, taking over power from a very robust government in terms of the resources at its disposal.
“Since then, we have continued to grow. That has created a lot of things within the party which is normal in any political consideration. Today, we have seen a party that is vibrant.
“You have seen the joy generated in the atmosphere today because we have seen a party that is passionate about where it is going. You cannot tell me that everything is right, but I would say that by and large, this is a party that is progressive and putting itself in shape for 2019.
“Like I said when I spoke briefly earlier, one era is ending. One phase in the life of this party is ending. The challenges which becomes the phase two which starts today may be different. The new administration will have to adjust and fashion out a solution to the new challenges that they will face.”
By Augustine Akhilomen