Though the tenure of the current Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, John Odigie-Oyegun will expire in 2018, but top members of the party are already mapping out how he will be replaced.
FG Plans To Compensate Oyegun And Name Oshiomhole As APC Chairman
The Nation newspaper reports that there are strong indications that the presidency is seriously considering the immediate past governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole as Odigie-Oyegun’s replacement.
This is as Oshiomhole visited President Muhammed Buhari at the Aso Rock villa yesterday.
Meanwhile, there are plans to compensate Odigie-Oyegun with an ambassadorial nominee at the end of his tenure. An unnamed source, told the newspaper that “a choice ambassadorial appointment” is being prepared for him “in appreciation of his role in defeating the PDP in 2015.”
Oshiomhole is said to be favoured by some APC governors for the post in view of his antecedent as a labour leader, the newspaper stated.
“From the look of things, Oyegun may get an ambassadorial posting which will make him to technically vacate office. They said Oyegun deserves a befitting appointment for leading an opposition party to defeat a ruling party.
“Some forces in the Presidency are looking forward to Oshiomhole as a respectable figure who can fit into the big shoes of Oyegun.
“Those who support Oyegun see ambassadorial appointment for a politician as a “sort of exile” which is not good. They are reading a plot into the offer in order to ease out the APC National Chairman.”