John Odigie Oyegun was born 12 August 1939, is the first national chairman of All Progressives Congress in Nigeria. He was also the Executive Governor of Edo State between 1992 and 1993, during the aborted Nigerian Third Republic.
John Odigie Oyegun was born on August 12, 1939, in Warri, Delta State. He attended St. Patrick’s College, Asaba, and then went to the University of Ibadan
where he obtained a Bachelor's degree in Economics. He then served in
various capacities as a federal civil servant working as a development
Chief John Oyegun was elected as civilian governor of Edo State on the
SDP platform, during the transition to democracy launched by General Ibrahim Babangida and served from January 1992 to November 1993. He was removed from office after General Sani Abacha seized power. Later, he became a leader of the All Nigeria Peoples Party
(ANPP). In 2009 he was chairman of the Technical Working Committee of
CODER. On June 13, 2014, he was elected chairman of Nigerian mega party,
the All Progressives Congress following its high profile national
convention. The emergence of Oyegun, a Christian from the south, as the
first chairman of the APC was widely viewed as a checkmate on Peoples
Democratic Party and other critics who have carried on a sustained
castigation of the party as an Islamist organisation.