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Yoruba youths protest, demand Oyegun’s resignation

SCORES of members of the National Committee of Yoruba Youths (NCYY), on Tuesday, demanded the immediate resignation of the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun.

The demand was contained in a formal letter submitted to the zonal secretariat of the South-West of the party at Alakia, Ibadan, signed by the national president of NCYY, Comrade Oladimeji Odeyemi and entitled “an open letter demanding for the resignation of Chief Odigie-Oyegun as the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).”

The letter was received on behalf of the zonal secretary.

The group, according to the letter, advised Oyegun to heed the earlier call by the national leader of the party, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu demanding for his resignation.

According to the letter, “the National Committee of Yoruba Youths (NCYY) wishes to demand for the immediate resignation of Chief John Odigie-Oyegun as the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).”

“Our call today is premised on the refusal of Chief Oyegun to toe the line of honour and integrity by yielding to earlier calls by prominent Nigerians and stakeholders within the party, including the party’s national leader, Senator Bola Tinubu, who had earlier demanded for his resignation, based on several allegations of high-handedness, mismanagement and gross disdain for the party’s constitution and its established hierarchy.”

“As Yoruba people, we are deeply worried about how Chief Oyegun and some desperate elements within the party have succeeded in polarising a once united APC in the South-West through his handling of the outcome of the APC governorship primary in Ondo State,” the letter read in part.