The Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, has claimed that the political experience of former chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, was key in the party removing Goodluck Jonathan’s government from power during the 2015 general election.
Lalong said this in a press statement signed by his Director of Press Affairs, Makut, Simon Macham, on the occasion of Oyegun’s 80th birthday.
“Plateau State governor and chairman of the Northern Governors Forum, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong, has congratulated the pioneer national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief John Odigie-Oyegun on his 80th birthday, describing him as a politician whose life and conduct have always been about the people.
“Chief Oyegun has continued to be a unifying factor and one whose experience and candour provided the needed advantage that culminated in the APC defeating a sitting government during the 2015 general elections, a feat that remains the first in the nation’s political history,” he said.
Lalong also urged urged Oyegun, to continue to avail the nation of his depth of knowledge, wisdom, maturity and spirit of selflessness and reconciliation.Source: