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Oyegun Denies Zoning APC Presidential Ticket
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, John Oyegun, has debunked rumours making the rounds that the party has zoned its presidential contest of the party to a precise section of the country.
Oyegun made a clarification on Monday in Benin after he received a delegation from the Izon-Ibe Global Policy Network, IGPN, which vehemently opposes the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan come 2015, noted that all sections of the country had the right to contest for the presidential ticket of the APC.
He, however, assured that the party’s presidential candidate would be elected without any problem.
“They always see signals at every stage of our development that there will be rancour. There may be disagreements, but we always overcome them. We have survived all the predictions so far. That one too will come and it will pass. We have insisted that we are going to have a level playing field, we are going to provide every aspirant with equal opportunity, we are going to be even handed to all aspirants, there is no anointed candidate to the best of my knowledge and I think that is what it is going to be,” Oyegun noted.
He further said the party will issue a code of conduct that will make the campaign and the run up to the primaries hitch free in terms of personal attacks.
The APC chairman stressed that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP-led federal government no longer has the capacity to take the country to its rightful place as a nation, as he reassured Nigerians that the opposition party was ready and working seriously to win the 2015 presidential election.
“The issues facing our nation really are that we are now saddled with a party and with a President who are totally running out of steam. There is no question about that, no question; they have run out of ideas,” he noted.
Oyegun, however, criticized the indecency of the pro – Jonathan Transformation Ambassador Nigeria, TAN, campaigns currently going on in the country, saying that it has given Nigerians the impression of a party that has gotten to the end of the road and has so much to hide without anything to offer.