Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank, has urged his party, the All Progressives Congress to learn how to run party affairs from the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Comrade Frank also challenged the APC National Working Committee (NWC) led by Chief John Oyegun to tell the world if President Buhari is no longer the leader of APC”.
Recall that the APC National Publicity Secretary Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi had told newsmen shortly after NEC meeting that the previous decision taken by NEC on tenure elongation still stand despite Buhari’s declaration of illegality of the decision.
Frank, reacting on Thursday in Abuja to President Muhammadu Buhari’s rejection of tenure elongation for the current National Working Committee (NWC) and other executives at all levels, believe that Chief Oyegun’s tenure as the party’s National Chairman had done more damages than good to the ruling party.
He said: “I expect our National Chairman and APC to go and learn how to run a ruling party from PDP. There is no crime in learning what you don’t know.
“I am telling Chief Oyegun to retire now before his disgrace; President Buhari is the leader of the party and he has spoken. It will be shameful and disgraceful for the NWC to say Buhari is not the leader of the APC. This is a way of disgracing him before Nigerians and the entire world that the President has no say in his own party.
“I remember several times the party under Chief Oyegun could not hold meeting, not to talk of taking any decision because the President who they claimed to be leader of the party then was not available.
So, we want to know what has change now. When it is time to take decision in their favor, Buhari becomes the leader of APC but when the president took certain decision against Oyegun and his NWC, Buhari is no longer the leader which is an embarrassment to the president”.
The Deputy spokesman, while commending President Muhammadu Buhari, for his opposition to what he described as illegality emphasized that Oyegun ought to have been fired long before now due to lack of respect for APC constitution and other impunity under his watch.
Frank, however declared that he will resign his position as the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of APC at the expiration of his tenure to pave way for new leaders, saying, “I will not be part of illegal tenure extension”.
According to Timi Frank, it was surprising that the NWC that has failed to resolve one crisis out of many rocking nearly all the state chapters of the governing party could ask for tenure extension, pointing that he has no regret whatsoever for opposing the party’s style of leadership and laudably spoken against it ever since he discovered that such leader (Oyegun) lack capacity to lead a governing party.
“If the presidency and other national leaders of APC listened to me when I was speaking against impunity and selfishness of Oyegun’s led-national executives, may be the crisis APC is going through today would have been minimized”.