- Declares, anybody who says there is no division in the party is a liar
All Progressives Congress, APC, has confirmed that the party leadership is currently divided into two, with each group after different interests.
The party’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Comrade Timi Frank, stated in an interview in Abuja yesterday that, if anybody says there is no division in the party, such person is a chronic liar.
In his words: “If anybody should tell you there’s no division even at the national level, he is telling lies. I can tell you there are issues; there are very critical issues.
“The issue of the Senate President (Dr Bukola Saraki) is still lingering, nobody is saying anything at the national level but I tell you, any Nigerian that knows will tell you very clearly that, with the body language of our party as at today, if we are not careful we are going to lose our popularity, it will be a very big disgrace that we have hands that are not competent at the centre to harmonise the aggrieved persons and make us to move forward.
“So, there is crisis in the party. We have too many divisions right now within the party so I won’t be scared to speak, declaring that he will continue to speak out his personal opinion without fear of intimidation.
Reacting to the controversy over who speaks for the party, the national deputy secretary insisted that, “I am making it clear that I’m the acting publicity secretary of APC. I’m saying it without fear or favour. I’m the acting spokesperson of the party.
“Those persons in the party that do not want me to speak, Nigerians will start asking them questions anytime soon but I’m on top of my game and I can tell you, it’s not something I have to beg or lobby anybody or beg any chairman that calls himself national chairman.
“I don’t have any national chairman to beg, I don’t have anybody to lobby to get this position, it’s automatic except the party wants to portray itself that is not democratic or a party that follows due process.
“If this party is a party that follows due process, I don’t need to beg and that is why I continue to insist that I will not beg or lobby anybody. Whether they like it or not, Nigerians on the streets know I’m the acting publicity secretary of this party,” he reiterated.