The All Progressives Congress (APC) has extended the tenure of its national chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and the entire National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.
By this extension, the Odigie-Oyegun leadership will lead the APC into the 2019 general election.
This was approved during the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party at its ongoing meeting in Abuja.
Odigie-Oyegun’s tenure was scheduled to end this year having been elected in 2014, but the party’s NEC decided to extend his mandate by another year.
Briefing newsmen midway into the NEC meeting, Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, said the NEC decision was based on Article 13 of the party which gives it such powers.
Gov. Bello added that state executives of the party in various states also benefit from the one-year extension.
Mr. Oyegun and his colleagues in the party’s NWC were elected for a four-year tenure on June 14, 2014 at the first National Convention of the party held at Eagles Square, Abuja.
The Warri-born politician heads into the next 12 months amid intense scrutiny following accusations by the national leader of the party, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, that he’s frustrating reconciliation moves ahead of the 2019 polls.