John Odigie Oyegun is a Nigerian politician and the former Governor of Edo State between 1992 and 1993. He was removed from office after General Sani Abacha seized power. He later became a leader of the All Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP) and also the first national chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nigeria.
He was born 12 August 1939 in Warri, Delta State.
|Primary Education||Sacred Heart Catholic School, Warri
Holy Cross Catholic School, Benin City
|Secondary Education||St. Patrick’s College, Asaba,||1952|
|Bachelor’s degree in Economics.||University of Ibadan||1963|
|Development Planner||Federal Civil Service|
|Permanent Secretary||Federal Civil Service|
|National Chairman||Nigerian Trawler Owners Association|
Agassa, Okene Local Government
12th August, 1939
All Progressives Congress
Civilian Governor Edo State
National Chairman, All Progressives Congress
- Civilian governor of Edo State under the SDP platform 1991-1993.
- Leader of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP).
- Chairman of the Technical Working Committee of CODER 2009.
- National chairman of the APC 2014.
Awards & Honours
- The 9th Benin National Award
- 2018 Zik Prize in Political Leadership.
In 2017 Odigie-Oyegun came under intense criticism of various factions of the party including some powerful group of APC Governors for his handling of the party calling for his removal from office as national chairman of the party.