‘Suspended’ Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank, has described, as an admission of guilt, statements credited to the national chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun to the effect that there is crisis in the party. Frank who was reacting to the outcome of Wednesday’s parley between the senate president, Dr Bukola Saraki and the National Working Committee NWC of the party led by Chief Odigie-Oyegun, said the new rapproachment between the two sides is incapable of staving off calls for the resignation of the chairman.
Expressing delight at the chairman’s acceptance of the fact that the party is now crisis-ridden, Frank urged him to further take the next step and resign “because the latest romance with Senate President Bukola Saraki is a campaign after election.” At the parley between the party and Saraki, the chairman had admitted that some of the first steps taken by the party when it assumed the reins of governance at the centre, created a lot of problems. APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and Acting National Publicity Secretary Comrade Timi Frank APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and Acting National Publicity Secretary Comrade Timi Frank However, Frank in a statement issued Thursday in Abuja said, “it is a shame for Chief Oyegun to go back to his vomit having been used to create some of these confusion earlier which are now beyond his capacity to redeem.
“This is a National Chairman who did everything possible to ensure that Bukola Saraki, who is now a rallying point and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara did not emerge their positions when some of us believed in them. “Again, God has vindicated me over most of these crisis I have been talking about that Chief Oyegun refused to admit as at that early stage but finally he has agreed but it is too late for him. “It is clear that most of these crisis he is personally responsible for, require a new competent hand to heal the wounds before it is too late for the party. “Instead of inviting Saraki for a romance, why can’t the National Chairman call for a National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting where all the leaders will sit at a round table and tell themselves the truth? I believe that this party urgently needs a new National Chairman that will set up a strong reconciliation committee to correct all the abnormalities Oyegun did to APC.
Until this is done, the ongoing re-alignment which I warned my party about might take advantage of the current crisis in APC and weaken it ahead of future elections.” Frank, however, called on the Senate President to be careful “and watch his back in the latest moves so as not to lose confidence of some Nigerians and party members who believed in him when the likes of Oyegun did not.”