DEPUTY National Publicity
Secretary of the ruling All
Prigreasives Congress, APC,
Comrade Timi Frank, has facilitated
with the Ahmed Makarfi-led
People Democratic Party, PDP,
over their victory at the Supreme
Court, saying the country needs a
viable opposition political party for
democracy to succeed.
Frank believe that having a strong
opposition PDP or any other party
will force the ruling APC to deliver
more on its promises to Nigerians.
Reacting to Wednesday Supreme
Court judgement in favour of
Hammed Makarfi faction, the
APC Deputy Publicity Secretary
in a statement he signed in Abuja
on Thursday, urged the PDP to
come alive to its responsibilities
as the main opposition party for
the betterment of the country’s
democracy. According to him,
democracy does not thrive where
there is no viable opposition
political party, hence all lovers of
democracy should embrace the
ruling because Nigerians will be
better for it.
“In all of this, the most important
thing is that we are all Nigerians
despite party differences. The
interest of the country is bigger than
any other interest and we should
do everything possible to keep the
country as one entity stronger and
Frank observed that: “Though
PDP had allowed itself to swim
in trouble water for a long time
but if they will be able to put their
house in order that will be good for
“It is high time my party (APC)
learn from PDP experience by
urgently resolve all the issues at
hand before it is too late.
“I know that as a ruling party we
believe in multiple party system
because we were once in opposition,
so the insinuation that APC does
not want opposition dies not arise.
“As we prepare for the 2019
general elections, I believe that APC
is still the hope of Nigerians if the
party will sustain its popularity and
resolve all the internal crisis at all
He, however, restated his called
on the Acting President Prof.
Yemi Osinbajo to force Chief John
Oyegun’s led National Working
Committee to a round table meeting
where all the issues will be properly