...Backs Buhari’s Foreign Travels
…Goes On 2 Weeks Leave Amidst Controversy
Dyepkazah Shibayan, Abuja
National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) John Oyegun again on Thursday restated that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration is not against any individual but corruption.
Oyegun said this while reacting to comments that the APC led Government wants to decimate the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the persons of its National Chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff and Uche Secondus.
According to him, in the past 16 years, there has been no progressive government fighting corruption like the current Buhari administration.
Further commenting on the allegation that Secondus collected money from what is infamously called “dasukigate”, Oyegun said, “Well, from whom did Secondus collect the gift was it from a corporate entity or from an individual It could be from the government coffers, if its public funds, its public funds.
“If a corporate entity decided to support a party or an individual that is corporate, that is private that is totally the individual’s decisions subject of course to the limit in the constitution and what the electoral Act provide.
“I think is that straight forward, look, I don’t know how often we will repeat this, we have a major. problem with corruption, it is what has crippled this nation and if you are cutting down a tree wherever its falls, so be it.
“If he happens to be a participant so be it, the colour, the party, ethnic group or whatever is, you can see just does not matter anymore, “he added.
The National Chairman speaking further said the frequent foreign trips of Buhari will soon pay off to the country economically.
“I do not see that anybody can give you a date, but very very soon I have no doubt at all. The President knows what our National Issues are, knows what our problems are, he knows that a lot of it has international connotations.
“So that is only the tip of the iceberg of what Mr. President is doing trying to talk to those who have an impact in rearranging the international economic realities to change some of the current dynamics that is making the price of oil collapse in such a precipitate manner, “he said.
Oyegun also said that he will be embarking on a 2 weeks leave due to his health.
“All that has happened is that I think I deserve a bit of a break and that will start effective Monday and in my absence my deputy here, Engr Segun Oni will cover my beat. It is that simple, it is that straightforward. Any speculation about not being in the office is of no consequence.
“On Tuesday I was down with malaria, I managed on Wednesday to attend that crucial meeting at the presidency, yesterday I had to go to the hospital just to be sure and today I am at work, full stop.
“So please, please, please I know the press is supposed to be imaginative and steer the news but not when there is really nothing to steer. It is that simple, “he said.
It was learnt that the likes of Osita Isunaso National Organising Secretary, Lawan Shuaibu and the National Secretary, Mai Mala Buni who were not part of the press briefing did not like the choice of Oni standing in the stead of the chairman.