Embattled ex-Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank, has cautioned Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to be wary of his new “romance” with the National Chairman of the party, John Odigie-Oyegun.
Frank gave the warning in a statement on Thursday, saying that Saraki must “watch his back in the latest moves so as not to lose confidence of some Nigerians and party members who believed in him when the likes of Oyegun did not”.
THE WHISTLER recalls an earlier report that revealed deliberate steps being taken by the leadership of the APC to make Saraki feel at home against the 2019 general elections so as not to get him tempted to leave the party in the nearest future in pursuance of his other political endeavours.
But Frank, in his reaction to the move, described Oyegun as a “shameless” phony whose initial moves against Saraki led to the crisis in the APC, adding that the party chairman is now turning around to initiate peace talks as all attentions seem to now be in the Senate President’s direction.
“It is clear that most of these crises he is personally responsible for, require a new competent hand to heal the wounds before it is too late for the party,” he said.
“It is a shame for Chief Oyegun to go back to his vomit having been used to create some of these confusion earlier which are now beyond his capacity to redeem.
“This is a National Chairman who did everything possible to ensure that Bukola Saraki, who is now a rallying point and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara did not emerge their positions when some of us believed in them.
“Again, God has vindicated me over most of these crisis I have been talking about that Chief Oyegun refused to admit as at that early stage but finally he has agreed but it is too late for him.
“Instead of inviting Saraki for a romance, why can’t the National Chairman call for a National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting where all the leaders will sit at a round table and tell themselves the truth? I believe that this party urgently needs a new National Chairman that will set up a strong reconciliation committee to correct all the abnormalities Oyegun did to APC. Until this is done, the ongoing re-alignment which I warned my party about might take advantage of the current crisis in APC and weaken it ahead of future elections,” he added.