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Buhari 'APC will lose in 2019 if Oyegun remains chairman' - Spokesman

He warned that if Oyegun is not removed as the national chairman, the APC may become an opposition party in 2019.

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Comrade Timi Frank

(Pulse)

The deputy national secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank has again expressed his dissatisfaction with the leadership style of the party's national chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun.

Speaking with select journalists in Abuja, including Pulse, Frank noted that 'Oyegun has dragged the APC into deep crisis' since he became chairman of the party.

“Today, practically I don’t even think we have a party,” Frank said.

“The party today is in disarray, there is confusion. I think we are even more disorganised than the opposition.

“I challenge anybody who will come out and say we are not disorganised; I have every proof to show that we are even more disorganised than the opposition.”

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Comrade Timi Frank

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Speaking on the recent cancellation of the APC national convention due to financial reasons, the APC spokesman said the party has become 'broke' due to the lack of trust for Oyegun, the national chairman.

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“It’s very disappointing; if the chairman can come out and say we will have a convention in April; then suddenly he reversed himself with an embarrassing statement that we cannot have the convention because we have no money. This is very embarrassing for a ruling party.

“There was no time when we were in PDP, PDP will come out and say such. A party with over 19 governors? A convention is a very important issue. If I was the national chairman, I would have resigned. A ruling party does not need to beg for money, all you need is to have a strong agenda.

“During the time of Baba (Bisi) Akande, he was acting chairman. That was my best time in the party. During that time, with less governors and no president, but we could come up to hold our convention. The party had money, we were paying salaries at that time, today we cannot pay salaries at the secretariat; even light bills we cannot pay.”

“Even with the crisis within the PDP, they can still pay light bill and renovate their building. The APC still cannot boast of a befitting secretariat. And you tell me all is well with the APC? No, let’s not deceive ourselves,” he said.

All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman, John Oyegun (L) and President Buhari (R) play

All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman, John Oyegun (L) and President Buhari (R)

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He warned that if Oyegun is not relieved of his position as the national chairman, the APC may become an opposition party in 2019.

Frank further called on President Muhammadu Buhari to deliver his 2015 campaign promises to Nigerians.

“Until our party we get it right, we should not expect anything good in 2019. The votes of Nigerians will and must count in 2019 as it did in 2015. If the people voted us in, 2015; then they can equally vote us out, if they are not happy,” he added.

Frank who was suspended in November 2016 over anti-party statements has described the event as a ‘kangaroo’ suspension.

He however noted that his rift with Oyegun was not personal but for the overall interest of the APC.

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