…blames Oyegun, Others for Atiku’s defection
Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank, has said that the leadership of the party should be remorseful following the resignation of the former vice president Atiku Abubakar and many others from the ruling party.
Frank said that in as much as democratic system of government permit politicians to move from one party to other, the failure of APC leaders at the national level must have responsible for the recent massive defection from the ruling party.
In a statement Comrade Frank signed on Monday in Abuja, said that he had warn and predicted the recent development in APC, adding that “the beneficiaries of fragrance disregard to constitution of the party, impunity and silence of some leaders responsible for the misfortune befalling the APC.”
According to Frank, “Nigerians should note one very interesting thing in the politics of Nigeria today, in the past, it is used to be that people decamp or leave the party that has lost election or that is in opposition to the party that is ruling.
“But here we are today, people are moving from the ruling party to the party in opposition. It is saddening but interesting the way politics is played out in Nigeria because here we are, people leaving the comfort zone of government and the corridors of power to the opposition party should signal danger to those leading the ruling party.”
The APC chieftain stated that the display of arrogance by some party leaders like governor Nasir El-rufai of Kaduna state, thinking that some people are not important will further bring misfortune to APC.
According to him, it is high time APC realise that politics is about number, every youth, man or woman is important. The kind of arrogancy going on in the party led some of us out of PDP in those days but we have now realized that it is even worse in APC.
“Though its already getting late but if this impunity is not tackle between now and early next year APC may witness the mother of all defections to opposition parties.
“As for me, I’m still a member of APC because I believe I have worked hard to bring about the ruling party as a young man but if the impunity does not stop, I will be left with no option.
“Not only me but some other serving governors, members of National Assembly and other known party leaders across the country have to decide their political future elsewhere.”
While warning the APC about its future, Frank said the lack of internal democracy, disregard for party constitution, irregular meeting, inability to conduct convention, no Board of Trustee and arrogance of party leadership will bring about the impending doom.
“Nigerians will remember that I predicted what is happening and I’m still saying that if this party continue in this direction an end will come to it so soon. Though the truth is bitter but I will continue to sacrifice myself in speaking the truth because I know I’m speaking the minds of a lot of members who can’t speak out.”