The embattled deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, on Tuesday, filed charges against his party over his suspension and alleged moves to expel him.
Speaking with newsmen in Abuja, Frank said that party’s National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun should rather be the one facing the suspension, adding that he remained the acting spokesperson of the APC.
Frank, in his prayers, is seeking “an order to restrain the respondents (Oyegun and the APC) by themselves, committees, officers, agents, servants, privies or howsoever called from suspending and/or otherwise taking any other disciplinary action against him as a member of the APC pending the hearing and determination of the substantive originating summons.”
Recall that Frank was suspended over comment that the party will crumble before year 2019.
But Frank, who explained that he had written several letters to the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), said that he approached the court to seek redress following their failure to react to his letters.
He cited relevant sections of the party’s constitution on why he has right to act as the spokesperson of the party.
He said: “I have tried to resolve this crisis internally. I’ve said before I was going to seek legal redress. That step has been taken. I did everything possible to resolve the crisis. But there was no response from Chief John Odigie-Oyegun. But I’ve approached the court to seek legal redress.
“If I can write two letters and there was no response, I have no other option than to take my case to the judiciary and I believe by the grace of God, I’ll be vindicated. This is the only step I can take to fight for my fundamental human right.
“Now that this matter is before the court, I still remain the acting publicity secretary of the party. If there’s anybody to be suspended from APC, it should be Oyegun not me,” he added.