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Oyegun Retire from politics and embrace farming, APC chieftain tells chairman

"I'm telling Chief Oyegun to retire now before he disgraces President Buhari because it is shameful and disgraceful for NWC to say Buhari is not the leader of the APC,” Frank said.

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Timi Frank tells APC national chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun to retire from politics and embrace farming play

Timi Frank tells APC national chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun to retire from politics and embrace farming

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A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Framk, has advised the national chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun to "honourably resign” his position and “embrace farming” in his home town instead of politics.

The APC chieftain stated this while reacting to comments credited to the party’s spokesman, Bolaji Abdullahi that the tenure elongation of members of the National Working Committee (NWC) would stand despite President Muhammadu Buhari’s rejection.

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President Muhammadu Buhari speaking during APC's National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting

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Frank made this known in a statement made available to Pulse on Thursday, March 29, 2018.

He urged Oyegun to go and learn from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on how to lead a party.

"I'm telling Chief Oyegun to retire now before he disgraces President Buhari because it is shameful and disgraceful for NWC to say Buhari is not the leader of the APC,” Frank said.

“This is a way of disgracing him before Nigerians and entire world that President has no say in his own party. 

"I remember several times the party under Chief Oyegun could not hold meeting, not to talk of taking any decision because the President, who they claimed to be leader of the party then was not available. So, we want to know what has change now? When it is time to take decision in their favour, Buhari is the leader of APC but when the president took certain decision against Oyegun and his NWC, Buhari is no longer the leader. This is an embarrassment to the president.

"I expect our National Chairman and APC to go and learn how to run a ruling party from PDP. There is no crime in learning what you don't know", he added.

The former spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank has said that Nigerians are regretting that the voted for the party in 2015. play

Timi Frank - Former spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

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The deputy spokesman, while commending President Buhari, for his opposition to what he described as illegality, saying, “Oyegun ought to have been fired long before now due to lack of respect for APC constitution and other impunity under his watch.”

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Frank, however declared that he will resign his position as the deputy national publicity secretary of APC at the expiration of his tenure to pave way for new leaders, saying "I will not be part of illegal tenure extension."

According to him, it was surprising that NWC under Chief John Oyegun that "has failed to resolve one crisis out of many, rocking nearly all the state chapters of the governing party could ask for tenure extension."

"I have no regret whatsoever for opposing Chief Oyegun style of leadership and laudably spoken against it ever since he discovered that such leader (Oyegun) lack capacity to lead a governing party.

"Had the presidency and other national leaders of the APC listened to me when I was speaking against impunity and selfishness of Oyegun led-national excos, may be the crisis APC is going through would have been minimised," Frank declared.

Frank had said that the APC may not go beyond 2019 if Oyegun continues as the Party chairman.

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