The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos, Alhaji Tunde Balogun, on Tuesday night, denied any directive from the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun stopping state party chairmen from inaugurating their executive members. Balogun told newsmen in Ikeja that news reports that Oyegun gave the directive at the inauguration of 33 state party chairmen in Abuja on Monday were misleading.
He said Oyegun never questioned his position as the Chairman of the party in the state and that of chairmen of Rivers and Oyo, adding that the report was a distortion of fact. “It is not true that Chief Oyegun asked us in Lagos not to swear in our executives. There was nothing like that. “And it was not true that he also directed the chairmen of Oyo and Rivers not to do so. He never said that at the inauguration.
“The misleading reports in some newspapers and social media did not just reflect what happened at our inauguration yesterday.