- Oyegun speaks on the level of insecurity.
- Reveal factor behind the emergence of 9th NASS leadership.
John Odigie-Oyegun, the erstwhile ormer National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed concern about the state of insecurity in the country.
In an interview with Vanguard, the former Chairman, who said every Nigerian should be concerned pointed that he is very fearful of the real intention of what is going on.
“Is there a very deep-seated motivation by people outside this country who do not wish us well, because, there is no doubt at all that a lot of these people come from across our borders.
“They have infected our own normal people, no question about that. They have managed to infect them, using religion and all that. But the fact is that this thing is happening virtually in every community.
He added that it is only the security agencies that can know if there is a sinister move by some unscrupulous elements.
“For me, the question is; could there be a sinister motive by people who do not wish this nation well? I can’t answer that question, only the security agencies can. And even if they know, they may not tell us, unless they have dealt with the situation.
“But, I’m very, very unhappy about it. I’ve no doubt in my mind that it has to be the number one priority of the second term (of the APC-led government) and I have no doubt that the President will give it the degree of priority it deserves.
“I’m glad because the All Progressives Congress came out victorious all through. We have been badly bruised, no question about that, but we came out fine.”
Speaking on the leadership of the 9th National Assembly, the APC chieftain ascribed the success of the ruling party to a major.
“If I had to ascribe it to anyone major factor, I would say it is the following that the President (Muhammadu Buhari) enjoys that took us across the finishing line.
“Unfortunately, there was so much dissension in the party, arising from primaries and the rest of it. The intense dissension made it difficult. As a result, we lost a lot of states (to opposition parties) in the process, which is unfortunate.
“The most unfortunate cases happened in states where we couldn’t even, by the definition of the Independent National Electoral Commission, field candidates; the definition that the Supreme Court has agreed with. It was really sad.