By Onitsha Shedrack, —— October 20th, 2016 ————-
The Deputy National Publicity Secretary, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Timi Frank has called on President Muhammadu Buhari and other leaders of the party to break their silence and intervene current leadership crisis rocking party, warning that failure to act could led to Nigerians kicking APC out in 2019 election.
Timi Frank, speaking as a guest on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme, monitored by our correspondent, stated that if crisis in party was not handled promptly, Nigerians would be left with no other option, but to give the APC Jonathan’s treatment come 2019.
According to him, recent happens in the party has shown that the choice of Chief John Oyegun as the party National Chairman was a wrong one, because he has shown gross incompetency in managing party.
He noted that since their victory in the 2015 election it has been one crisis to the other, because the National Chairman couldn’t manage issues very well; stressing that as today the party is not speaking in one voice due to lack of unity and internal crisis.
Frank stated further that the party was not supporting President Buhari’s fight against corruption, as much as it should, due to an “incompetent leadership” that can stand and support the President’s idea on corruption.
“As at today, I can clearly tell you that because of the internal wrangling, the party is not doing enough.
“It is a very big problem. Until we put our acts together or have a competent national chairman that can put everybody together, then I can tell you as a party we should be able to support the president on the fight against corruption.
“If Oyegun is the problem, he should go, let bring in a competent hands. As at today I can tell you clearly the party is not doing anything.
“Part of the issues affecting the party is the vacant positions in the seat of deputies. There are lots of acting deputies which have not been given a functional position.”
When asked who controls the APC? He said the “national chairman was not in control but being controlled by certain forces”.
“We cannot have a national chairman that is controlled by the people, rather a chairman that will bring the people together”
He urged the APC to work together in unity to ensure that President Buhari’s fight against corruption could be successful.