Timi Frank blasts APC over tenure extension for Oyegun, says PDP better on internal democracy

by Innocent Odoh, Abuja

February 28, 2018 | 7:18 pm
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The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) Timi Frank, has faulted the decision taken by the National Executive Committee (NEC) which extended the tenure of Chief John Oyegun and others for another twelve months.

Frank in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday said the party has shown to the world that it does not respect even its own laid down rules and guidelines which he said do not give room for such decision adding that the main opposition Party, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, is far better than APC when it comes to internal democracy.

“I am personally disappointed with the tenure extension of Chief John Oyegun led leadership. This has clearly shown that 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 PDP and 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.”

On the call by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu that the Oyegun-led NWC should resign, Frank said: “Even when the presidency had appointed the National Leader of APC to reconcile all the aggrieved members, the tenure elongation clearly shows that the party is going nowhere beyond 2019 because 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.”

Frank said further that injustice meted against most members of former ‘New’ PDP that eventually joined APC were clear indications that the governing party does not believe in democratic tendencies.

“Some of us that came from 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,” Frank stated.


Innocent Odoh, Abuja

by Innocent Odoh, Abuja

February 28, 2018 | 7:18 pm
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