"The party members reserve the right to give mandate to anyone they wish to give their mandate to", he said.
"So, don't ever be afraid that is going to be any massive defection". As a matter of fact, the contrary is the case. "APC is growing in strength on daily basis".
At the ceremony were the party's Deputy National Chairman (North), Lawal Shuaibu, Deputy National Chairman (South), Segun Oni, and National Auditor, George Moghalu.
According to him, Atiku's defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should be a cause of concern for the APC leadership.
The former vice president also reached out to other PDP defectors in the APC to return to the former ruling party.
"They are still fighting about how to get a chairman and the rest of it".
"All what I have come to do today is to come and show my face". So, it is something you take pride in.
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AMO said, though they wouldn't want to join issues with Odigie-Oyegun but they would like to say that he spoke for himself and not for Nigerians.
"Even if some of us are deserting the Waziri now, due to the pressure of office, definitely, you don't expect his own daughter, Dr. Fatima, to desert him and remember, Waziri funded the campaign of this party in 2015, his funds brought this government to power", said the Commissioner of Land and Survey. "I was anxious a bit and hope that this group will not go the same way like IPAC and that you will not allow yourself because the day you will start it your credibility is gone".
He said, "I like to thank you very much indeed for this privilege and opportunity granted me to do so, realising that this is a very busy for you".
"First, you are former chairmen, councillors and ward leaders in Nigeria". I thought that was fortuitous, it was perhaps inspired by God himself. We are targeting the local governments.
"I do not deal with groups that are not principled, that do not have integrity that do not have beliefs as to where the nation is, where you want it to go". We will continue to consult you.
He added said that though the country might have its challenges, it was making steady progress and the APC was growing daily.
Speaking during the investiture, the Association's National Coordinator, Mike Omohimua, described Oyegun as a respected leader. "As a united party we have the capacity and we have the ability to do so", he added.