The deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Timi Frank, has written an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, urging him to ensure that the national chairman of the party, John Oyegun, resigns.
Frank told the president that the call for Oyegun’s resignation has become necessary as the chairman lacks the capacity to resolve the challenges facing the party all over the country.
The APC image maker reminded president Buhari that he (Frank) “was one of the very first persons in the party who took the bull by the horn and openly raised the alarm of urgent issues which had to be addressed in other to steer the APC ship in its right course,” but all his efforts seemed to have fallen on deaf ears and “no one took me seriously at the time.”
Frank said that cracks started appearing on the walls of the party when some National Assembly members, elected on the party’s platform, went against the decision and instruction of the party leadership in electing principal officers of the Senate and House of Representatives.
He also referred to the manner with which the National Chairman handled the APC primary election in Bayelsa State, saying it was the major reason the party lost the election.
He again reminded the president about what transpired “when my immediate boss, Alhaji Lai Mohammed became the minister of information.
“I was supposed to immediately fill in the gap and act in his stead as enshrined in our party constitution as the acting national publicity secretary of the party, but this was not to be as I was out rightly being persecuted for reasons unknown and perhaps for selfish interest.”
Frank maintained that all these incidents, added to the weighty allegation of Bribery against the National Chairman, by one of the party’s chieftain, Bola Tinubu with regards to the recent Ondo governorship primaries is enough for Oyegun to step aside.
He said: “This weighty allegation should and must be properly investigated because of course ‘there is no smoke without fire.
“Mr. President sir, the episode of the recent Ondo primaries is just one case too many befalling the APC under the leadership of Chief Oyegun.
“As far as I am aware, APC under Oyegun has not been able to resolve any crisis in the party since we became the ruling party.”
The APC spokesman asked President Buhari whether he has forgotten “your experience under Chief Oyegun’s chairmanship in the defunct All Nigerians People’s Party ,ANPP, that eventually led to the series of events which saw your exit from the part.
“It is said that ‘a stitch in time saves nine,” he concluded.