The ‘National Chairman’ of the ‘All Progressives Congress (APC)’, ‘John Odigie-Oyegun’ has responded to rumors of a proposed mega party, adding that no mega party would survive or dethrone the APC.
Oyegun, however, welcomed the idea of a mega party stating that it would propel the APC to sit upright and deliver to the people effectively. He also revealed that the current ruling party was reforming the country both economically, ethically and morally by building a fresh economic base.
Speaking to journalists in Benin City, Oyegun said;
"We are waiting for the arrival of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu so that we can also meet with him and have meaningful discussion because he is a well-respected leader of this party. We do not feel threatened at all. No mega party will survive the APC. I don’t know where the name mega party suddenly came from in the lexicon of politics in this country".
"We will, in fact, encourage a mega party, because, with the gradual collapse of PDP, we want a party that can make us sit upright and be on our toes in terms of delivery of services to our people. Parties that will make us feel challenged, that will make democracy real and offer the people a real choice. We are not threatened at all. We are focused on our mission made difficult by the current economic situation worldwide, which of course is compounded by the collapse of the oil market".
"We are reforming this country, reforming it ethically, morally and economically by building a fresh economic base which will no longer depend on the extractive industry which does not involve the people".
Rumors have been flying around that some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People's Democratic Republic (PDP) including APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar are conniving to form an alliance which will give birth to a new party labeled as a 'Mega Party'. The new party will be aimed at contesting for the ruling power against the current major parties.
However, Ahmed Tinubu has decried these rumors, adding that he will not abandon the current ruling party which is the APC.