Some leaders of the All Progressives Congress on Wednesday described the action of the embattled Deputy Publicity Secretary of the Party, Comrade Timi Frank as harmful to Nigeria's democracy.
They also appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to take steps to protect the country’s democracy by stopping Frank and his sponsors from destroying the ruling party.
The leaders in a statement issued by the Chairman of APC United Front, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa after their meeting in Abuja, described the APC as democratic in organizational practice and goals.
Alhaji Ibrahim Musa, said the leaders praised the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun for taking into consideration the shapes of opinion of the different party leaders, supporters and well-wishers concerning the party’s growth and progress.
“APC is not in trouble. Chief John Odigie-Oyegun is not APC’s problem. He is a man of facts, not given over to wild speculation or sensationalism. His moral reputation is a great asset to the party”
The group also commended the national chairman for playing according to the rules and policies of the party. They said controlling the party ahead of 2019 election cannot happen through political blackmail and intimidation.
They chided Frank for not respecting the national chairman of the party, urging him and his sponsors to stop factionalizing the party and focus on party programs and policy statements.
"People like Frank are very inexperienced politicians without focus,” the APC Unity Front said.
The leaders also praised Oyegun for promoting democratic values and adhering to basic elements of internal democracy, and urged him not to succumb to any intimidation from anybody.
Sent in by: Alhaji Taiwo Ganiyu
Media Relations Officer