All Progressive Congress (APC) National Convention Committee secretary , Senator Ben Uwajumogu , has resigned his appointment.
He said his resignation was to enable him attend the graduation ceremony on June 23 of his two children who are in schools in England.
APC National Convention has been fixed for June 23, where new party excos are expected to emerge.
The imcubent party’s chair Chief John Odigie – Oyegun has also said he wouldn’t recontest for the position of APC national chairman,saying it’s “in the party’ s interest .”
“ Now that the Convention Committee has invited interested aspirants to obtain forms to contest various national positions in our party , it has become necessary for me to state my position .
“ I have consulted widely with my family , friends and associates , even though I had the desire to re -contest as the national chairman of the party .
“ I have decided that it is ultimately in the best interest of the party for me to withdraw from the race .
“ I believe that the party faces difficult days ahead, and all critical stakeholders in its leadership would be required to bind together for a common purpose, ” he said .
Chief Oyegun advised that a less-contentious convention would be better for the party , adding that he had always sought to be a part of solving the party’ s problems.
“ I do not intend to be part of the problems for APC to solve. It is for this reason that I hereby declare that I will not be seeking re-election as the national chairman .
“ However, I will continue to perform my functions as the national chairman of the party till my tenure officially ends on Monday, June 25 , when a new set of party executive will be inaugurated, ” Odigie -Oyegun said.
It’s speculated that powerful internal forces prevailed over him not to recontest for the ruling party’s national chairmanship position.
It’s also expected that the outcome of the convention would cause further internal crisis within the party.
Former Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole has been tipped to succeed John-Oyegun, and has the support of Bola Tinubu.
Bola Hammed Tinubu is one of the powerful politicians within the party, whose voice is well respected within the party because of political influence in the southwest.