We sacked agency bosses over sabotage, says Odigie-Oyegun, APC chair 

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja 

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun has stated that internal sabotage in the government by heads of agencies who were sacked on Monday.

 

Speaking with newsmen at the Presidential Villa after leading the party leadership to meet President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja, he said that APC was not desperate to take over the vacant positions created by the government’s action. 

Rather, he stated that those who were sacked by President Buhari had been sabotaging the Federal Government. 

“APC members were not concerned about the positions, we are concerned about the internal sabotage that is going on in a lot of the PDP filled positions which are critical to our national growth and development. 

“It is happening in INEC, it is happening in a lot of other institutions and that is what the concern of the party is, not necessarily taking over, we should take over and they should be people who believe in the change agenda, we have no apologies for that at all.” 

Asked how soon the replacements will be made, he said: “That is Mr. President’s discretion.” 

He also disagreed with the suggestion that there was confusion with the 2016 Budget. 

“There is absolutely no confusion. This is a serious issue. I want you to please understand the complications that come from adjusting a structure from over 40 ministries to just over 20 ministries and the necessary adjustments of figures and movements of institutions that, that entails, it was very complicated, so it is natural that adjustments have to be made to the process and that is just is happening.” He said. 

On the purpose of his visit, he said: “We just came to pay our respect to our President, and praised him on things that are going on. We raised our concerns on one or two issues and altogether we had a very pleasant and rewarding meeting. 

Asked to speak on the issues, he said: “No, they were just internal party matters. I’m sure you are familiar with the political terrain and nothing different.”

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