"Timi Frank A Disgrace To APC" – South-South Leaders

Leaders of the APC in South-South geo-political zone on Friday defended the national chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, describing him as “a strong and competent leader.”

“Chief John Odigie-Oyegun knows his substance. He is working closely with President Muhammadu Buhari in the fight against corruption in the country,” the leaders said.

They also praised the national chairman for freeing the party from factionalism, vested interests and authoritarianism. In a statement in Yenegoa by the chairman of South-South APC Leaders Forum, Chief John Harry, the leaders commended Oyegun for promoting progressive values, respecting progressive views and keeping members of the party together.

“Oyegun is a man of impeccable credentials. He is a highly trained technocrat. We are blessed to have him at the helm”.

They also dismissed the opinion of Mr. Timi Frank, saying it is essentially a figment of his own imagination and that of his cohorts.

The leaders said in a big party such as the APC, conflicts were inevitable.

“There is no political party in the world that does not have its own internal crisis. A political party has its own internal mechanism to put its house in order. It is disgraceful for Timi Frank to ridicule his office. It is also a dereliction of his duty. It clearly shows that the man does not understand his office or the party”.

The astonished leaders described the action of Frank as regrettable and a betrayal of Oyegun and the South-South people.

“Mr. Timi Frank is a disgrace to APC. He lacks the ability to manage the party’s relationship with the general public. His incompetence is setting our party back” they said.

They accused the deputy publicity secretary of the party of playing politics of the stomach.

“Timi Frank should learn to respect leadership. A responsible leader should not take side on matters affecting his party. Frank’s utterances and attitude are geared towards causing disunity in the party”.