Following the allegation levelled against him by the media office of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu over the outcome of the Ondo State governorship primary election, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has described it as “reckless and baseless”. In a statement titled “The Facts – 2016 Ondo State APC Governorship Election Primaries” which he personally signed, John Odigie-Oyegun said the media office of Tinubu “falsely and recklessly” accused him of corruption, rigging the outcome of the 2016 Ondo State APC governorship primary election and overruling the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) “vote” on the Election Appeal Committee Report.
According to Oyegun, “This reckless and baseless corruption allegation levelled against me is unfortunate and an insult to my person and my hard-earned reputation which I have strongly maintained. Nobody has the kind of money that can buy my conscience or make me do injury to an innocent man. In all the primaries conducted under my watch as National Chairman, I have strived to ensure a free, fair, transparent and credible process. The 2016 Ondo State APC Governorship Primary Election was not an exception. There must be internal democracy in the Party and our constitution must be respected by all.”