Chief Francis Inegbiniki, an Edo State APC stalwart in a statement warned that party chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun cannot be forced out of office. The statement which was issued on behalf of “APC Disciples in Edo,” said,
“It is unfortunate that our national leader, whom we all respect so much and Timi Frank, have asked Oyegun to resign from office, without disclosing the offence that he committed to warrant his resignation.“Our national leader’s anger against Oyegun is related to the just concluded Ondo State APC governorship primaries, while Timi Frank’s anger is the unfortunate crisis rocking the National Assembly. Oyegun is not the cause of the crisis in the National Assembly and cannot take decision alone without other members of the National Working Committee.
“Oyegun was not an aspirant in the Ondo APC primaries, so, it is unnecessary for anyone to direct his anger at Oyegun. It is not fair to put all the blames on him. Nobody should use Oyegun as the sacrificial lamb.
“We are therefore, calling on the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and members of the National Working Committee to call Timi Frank to order.”