The embattled Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank, says the elongation of the tenure of Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and others in an indication that the ruling party “is going nowhere beyond 2019”.
Frank, who said this yesterday in a statement, stated that the APC had proved to the world that it does not respect its own laid-down rules and guidelines that did not give room for such decision. He voiced displeasure over the decision taken by the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC), describing it as “laughable”.
“I am personally disappointed with the tenure extension of Chief John Odigie-Oyegun-led leadership. This has clearly shown that the APC is an undemocratic party. A party which has been in existence for three years but has never obeyed its own constitution.
“I challenged anybody to tell me which part of the APC constitution has been religiously obeyed in the past? This is has shown again the difference between the PDP and the APC, but I know that the former is better.
“I will not relent in speaking the truth which I’m known for. This decision is against the wish of the majority but for the oppressors within the party,” he also said.
He queried the usefulness of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led reconciliation and flayed the alleged injustice meted out to members of the nPDP in the APC.
Frank said, “Even when the presidency had appointed the National Leader of the APC to reconcile all the aggrieved members, the tenure elongation has clearly shown that the party is going nowhere beyond 2019. If they didn’t believe in Tinubu’s reconciliatory panel, why did they set up at all?
“How can you keep a man that lacks capacity to lead a governing political party for another twelve months? This has shown that those who took such decision are selfish and does not mean well for APC.”
He added, “Some of us that came from the PDP have not been treated well, even the positions being held today by the Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker Yakubu Dogara were forcefully taken.
“Time will tell very soon when some of us will have to take decision against some of these anti-democratic tendencies of some people in APC.”