The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has described the purported endorsement of Oshiomhole as the next chairman of the party as childish.
Odigie-Oyegun, who was also a former governor of the state, however, said he had yet to decide on whether or not he would seek re-election at the party’s national convention or not.
The chairman of the ruling party spoke with some journalists in Abuja on Tuesday.
He said he had concluded his consultations on whether he would seek a re-election or not.
He, however, did not disclose the outcome of the consultations.
There have been speculation that both Odigie-Oyegun and Oshiomhole among others, are in the race for the office of the national chairman of the APC.
But reacting to the development in a short interview with journalists, Odigie-Oyegun said that the action of those who endorsed Oshiomhole was childish.
“It was childish. Absolutely childish! The voting is done at the convention and not in state houses, not in government houses,” he said
When asked to comment on his rejection by the Edo State chapter of the APC, Odigie-Oyegun said, “They have their reasons for what they did and you have to respect their own reasons, however, wrong it is. Don’t bother about this teaser; I will give a comprehensive interview, to speak with you when the time comes.”
When reporters insisted that he should confirm whether he would re-contest his office or not, he simply said, “The consultations, I think is concluded. Well, I’m going to know when the convention committee announces their programmes, then when I’m going to buy a form, if I will re-contest I will let you know.”