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Oyegun APC Chairman has mismanaged the party – Timi Frank says

The APC spokesman also told the leadership of the party not to give Nigerians false hope.

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APC national chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun


The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank has accused the Chairman, John Oyegun of mismanaging the party.

He also alleged that a lot of thing has gone wrong in the APC, because of Oyegun’s leadership style.

Frank, in an interview with Punch, said for the party to move forward, it has to stop making the mistake that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made.

He said “I said that because I want my party to sit up. I want my party to get its act together; there are a lot of things that are wrong with my party as of today, because of the kind of leadership Chief John Odigie-Oyegun is providing. I say this without fear of contradiction; major political re-alignments are going on in this country.

“I don’t want a scenario whereby  my party will lose out at the end of the day. I don’t want Odigie-Oyegun to run this party aground, he has mismanaged this party; I don’t want us to lose our members to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party or any other political party for that matter. I am shouting today because I love this party we all laboured to bring  into existence, we cannot be repeating the same mistakes that the former ruling party made, lost members and eventually lost power.”

The APC spokesman also said the party will not achieve anything good as long as Oyegun remains at the helm of affairs.

Frank who described Oyegun as a political liability, said what APC needs is a leader who will add political value to the party.

He also slammed Oyegun saying he does not understand the constitution of the APC, adding that he will continue to fight to ensure that the party delivers its promises to Nigerians.

Frank said “…This is the reason why I will continue to fight to ensure that the APC takes Nigeria to the right place but as long as Odigie-Oyegun remains as national chairman, we cannot achieve anything. Now that I am calling for his resignation, some may think it is personal, but it is not. We need a national chairman that will add political value to our party, we need a national chairman that can lead the party to victory during elections and we do not need a national chairman who will clearly be a political liability to this party as we head towards elections.

“We need a national chairman that will understand and follow due process in carrying out functions within the party. We need a chairman who understands the constitution in words and indeed. As of today, my national chairman does not understand the rules of this party, he does not understand the constitution of this party otherwise he would not try to carry out the kind of impunity he is about to by appointing somebody as spokesman for the party.

“He knows that appointing anybody into a national office outside the constitution and outside the National Convention is illegal. How can he do that? He should know that this is not the civil service where he was a permanent secretary; no position in the party is permanent. He cannot run this party like the ministries where he was permanent secretary. I will continue to stand my ground, I will not be intimidated.”

Timi Frank also told the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to give Nigerians false hope.

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