The political camp of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu is in disarray following the emergence of John Odigie-Oyegun as the head of the presidential screening panel of the party.
There are beliefs that Tinubu and the former national chairman of the party are not on good terms since the governorship election in Edo State in 2020.
Naija News had earlier reported that Oyegun would chair the panel which will screen presidential aspirants today and tomorrow.
Tinubu in the last election in Edo State had supported Pastor Ize-Iyamu against Governor Godwin Obaseki who is supported by Oyegun.
The development saw Obaseki defeat the Peoples Democratic Party where he eventually won the race.
Politicians in the Tinubu’s camp believed Oyegun engaged in anti-party activities to ensure the victory of Obaseki.
The political camp of Tinubu believes Oyegun might be out for payback.
One of the leaders of the Tinubu support group while speaking on the emergence of Oyegun said, “There is fear and anxiety among the aspirants and the various camps because Chief Oyegun has become a controversial and polarizing figure in the party.
“He was among those who plotted against the removal of Adams Oshiomhole and sack of immediate past NWC. He supported Obaseki in an election where APC had a Governorship candidate in Edo State. The issue has become if Chief Oyegun will be impartial”
Another Tinubu supporter said, “Why Oyegun of all people? How can he be a neutral party in this case? We all know the role played by Tinubu in Oyegun’s removal and what Oyegun also did in the last Edo election. I hope he won’t be biased.”
This article was originally published on Nigeria News