This commendation comes on the heels of the criticisms by Bola Tinubu, national leader of the party against the APC leader.
Tinubu had accused him of sabotage.
A statement by the Chairman of South- South Front (SSF), Chief John Harry commended Oyegun for giving worthy account of himself, advancing the interests of party members, resisting forces which are inconsistent with democratic principles and inculcating in APC supporters a sense of oneness.
The statement reads, “Chief John Odigie-Oyegun is very democratic in his way of life. He is working hard to entrench internal democracy, the rule of law and respect for human dignity in the ruling party.
“Men and women without appreciation for the contribution of Oyegun to the growth of the ruling party are content to criticize this honest politician without deep thought about his leadership style.
“The anti-Oyegun protesters blundered when they decided to describe the national chairman as a big threat to Buhari’s second term agenda.
“Most of Oyegun’s critics are poorly informed about the system of party government in Nigeria.
“Let Oyegun be judged fairly. APC is better organized than the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Labour Party (LP) and others.
“Even acknowledged authorities in the field of politics and government recognize the efforts of Odigie-Oyegun in the unity and progress of the ruling party.
“In any political society, there must be conflict of views and clash of opinions on a large range of issues. APC is a key to the solution of the Nigerian problem.
“The APC policy is the best suited for the political advancement of Nigeria. Chief Odigie-Oyegun is working vigorously for the success of the ruling party.”
“The eyes of the world are on APC. Let us not quake or doubt about APC winning the 2019 general elections,” the leaders added.