- The immediate national chairman of APC, Oyegun, has reaffirmed his party's popularity
- He said that APC will come victorious during the Osun rerun on Thursday, September 27
- He added that he would do everything to support President Buhari's second term bid
John Oyegun, the immediate national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed confidence in the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC)'s decision to declare the Osun gubernatorial poll inconclusive, adding that it is a signpost of thriving democracy under the APC-led government.
The Punch reports that the former APC chairman said this in Benin, Edo state on Tuesday, September 25, during an interaction with journalists.
Legit.ng gathers that he added that the Osun gubernatorial election rerun slated for Thursday, September 27, cannot result to crisis because the electorate are enlightened enough to defend their belief and identify their choice.
He said: "I do not have any such fears (of a crisis). The nation is mature much more than other people think. Voters and the general public are mature much more than a lot of people think.
“The issues in Osun are basically not national. There are lots of local conflicts and antagonism that gave rise to the kind of contestation that has occurred in Osun.
“What is important to the nation is that the APC government allowed democracy to prevail. The APC government allowed the people to freely express their will.
“The APC government ensured that every vote counted. That is what we should be looking at, rather than the negative aspects, which I do not see at all.
“There are lots of positives from the Osun State election. It is my hope that the voters in the remaining wards will reward the APC for the kind of election that it allowed to take place, by giving it a victory on Thursday.”
When asked if he still has confidence in the personality of Buhari as the president of the country come 2019, Oyegun gave the nods, adding that he would always be available to support the candidacy of the president who he described as a strong man of virtues.
He added: "I am still with him (Buhari) and I will continue to be with him because of what he represents as an individual. In a country that lacks heroes, Buhari stands out and we must try to represent the very strongly positive traits in Buhari, which is what the nation needs."
Oyegun together with an APC aspirant and member of House of Representative representing Egor/Ikpoba-Okha federal constituency, Ehiozuwa Agbonnayima, expressed confidence in the APC coming out victorious after the rerun.
He said: "The PDP is worried about the situation in Osun; that is why they are going into an alignment. I believe the APC will be victorious.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the candidate of the APC in the governorship election in Osun state, Gboyega Oyetola, had on Monday, September 24, accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of vote buying during the election.
He also denied having a rift with Rauf Aregbesola over issues relating to the exercise which was declared inconclusive.
Oyetola, however, commended the people of Osun for demonstrating a high level of democratic culture in the most keenly-contested election in Nigeria.
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