APC chieftain, Timi Frank made his comments via an open letter written to President Buhari on Sunday, October 2.
Frank had voiced his support for Oyegun’s resignation after an initial call was made by APC National Leader, Bola Tinubu
The Deputy National Publicity Secretary made his comments via an open letter written to President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday, October 2.
The letter reads:
“It is worthy to note that today, we are witnessing the same concerns and fears being expressed by one of the founding fathers of our great party, who also doubles as a national leader agreeing with my earlier call that Chief Oyegun should resign as the National Chairman.”
“This allegation of bribery raised by Asiwaju Tinubu as regards the recent Ondo governorship primaries should be of concern to all well-meaning party leaders and elders and should not be swept under carpet or taken of levity.
“These weighty allegations should and must be properly investigated because of course "there is no smoke without fire". Mr. President sir, you recall the launch of the 'Change Begins With Me Campaign' a fortnight ago, where we were admonished to lead by example, and I dare say that this change must start from within the party so that Nigerians can follow suit.
“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 and I'm therefore challenging Chief Oyegun to tell Nigerians if he has been able to mediate over any crisis that has been successful. 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.
“Chief Oyegun has shown that he lacks the capacity to resolve all the crisis currently rocking our party in nearly all the states of the federation. Not even personal grudges and rifts between party members, eg Senator Shehu Sani vs Gov. El rufai in Kaduna, or Senator Kwankwaso vs Gov Ganduje in Kano, Senator Goje vs Senator Nafada in Gombe, and lastly the rift between late Chief Audu's family against Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi state . The crisis rocking the Bayelsa state APC which is also divided against itself as well as Delta, Ondo and Ogun states are visible examples to mention a few.
“Mr. President sir, I'm aware you may not have forgotten hurriedly 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 party, and this same man is at it again.
“It is no longer news today that so many leaders of the APC are aggrieved as a result of the handling of party affairs by Chief John Oyegun. Injustice has become an order of the day, whilst so many leaders and party faithfuls might be contemplating an exit of the party if nothing is being done urgently to salvage the already sour taste.”
Tinubu had called for Oyegun’s resignation after accusing him of cheating during the APC governorship primaries in Ondo.