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Oyegun disagrees with Garba Shehu, says APC not involved in controversial list of board appointees

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Oyegun has said that the party was not involved in the final compilation of nominees for appointments into boards of government agencies.

Names of up to eight dead individuals includng those no longer in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) were on the list released by the SGF, Boss Mustapha, on December 29, 2017.

In explaining the mistake, presidential spokesman Garba Shehu said that the list was compiled in 2015 after state chapters of the party were asked to submit names for appointments.

He said the names where compiled by the national secretariat of the APC and forwarded to the then secretary to the government of the federation, Babachir Lawal.

READ: Why dead persons appeared on Buhari’s list of appointments – Garba Shehu

But whike speaking with journalists in Abuja on Saturday, Oyegun said the party was not involved in the final compilation.

His words: “The list has caused enough controversy, it is pretty obvious that that the party was not involved in the final completion of the list.

“We demanded that that every state send nominees names to the committee set up for that but between then and now a lot has happened.

“People have changed parties, people have died, three governors who were not there before are now with us. It is my hope that we will be fully involved in the review that has to now take place.”

He also said that the party is preparing for its national convention.

“We will have our convention. This month we are going to start with the NEC that will approve the programme for the convention leading up to the convention,” he said.

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